Rumor: Harmonix cancels unannounced Xbox One Kinect game [Update: Harmonix responds]

Harmonix has allegedly canceled development on an unannounced Kinect game for Xbox One. So says the LinkedIn profile of Rob Stokes, senior level designer at Harmonix, as spotted by internet sleuth Superannuation (via Kotaku).

Harmonix announced in mid-2012 it had several projects in the works that weren't related to Rock Band or Dance Central. Fantasia: Music Evolved, a motion-based Kinect rhythm game for Xbox One and Xbox 360 that is a successor to Disney's original Fantasia film and its sequel Fantasia 2000, was announced last year. The other projects are unknown, though it's important to note that Harmonix posted a job listing for a "combat designer" in 2012 for an unannounced game on "next-generation hardware."

Last year, Harmonix ceased its weekly DLC drop for Rock Band and suffered two waves of layoffs. We've reached out to Harmonix for comment on the matter. We'll update this post accordingly. Update: We've received word from a Harmonix representative, who said the company has "nothing else to confirm today other than a heads up that we've got a lot of stuff happening that you'll hear about soon." Head past the break for the full statement.
"We're responsible for the highest-rated Kinect titles for Xbox 360 with our Dance Central franchise, and we're very excited by the possibilities of the new motion sensing technology for Xbox One. Right now our Kinect development is focused on the already-announced Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved – a title which we believe further innovates in both the motion gaming and music space. Nothing else to confirm today other than a heads up that we've got a lot of stuff happening that you'll hear about soon."

This article was originally published on Joystiq.