With all the commotion surrounding Natal that stirred up during E3 , it's easy to forget about Kodu , Microsoft's game-creation experiment that debuted at CES earlier this year. The Microsoft Research team has apparently been quietly toiling away on Kodu, taking time to post a screenshot or two each week on the official blog . It was mentioned earlier this month on that very blog that the team was looking to launch at the "end of June," and today Xboxic (via Joystiq ) is reporting that Kodu will be available on the Xbox 360, through the Xbox Community Games section, on June 30th for a scant 400 Microsoft points (or $5 in AmericaBux.)
That seems pretty cheap for something that will ostensibly let you create your own game experiences with nothing but an Xbox 360 controller, which, along with the fact that it's being shoved out into the never-visited Community Games wasteland has me a little worried that Microsoft doesn't have a huge amount of faith in Kodu. If you don't recall what this whole Kodu thing is all about, check out this stage demo from CES 2009.