Big developers are about to produce games for Microsoft’s Project Natal that do not require any controller to play.
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Senior Vice President for the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, Don Mattrick said, “‘Project Natal’ gives the industry’s creators and storytellers the freedom to dream of new experiences and to tell stories never before possible. The support of these creative partners testifies to the excitement that ‘Project Natal’ is generating among the most innovative minds in the industry, and is proof that Xbox 360 not only offers great games and entertainment today, but will lead with innovation and new ways to have fun in the future.”
Combining an RGB camera, depth sensor and multi-array microphone running proprietary software, “Project Natal” enables gamers to play in a new way, free from a controller through the use of sight, sound and motion.
Publishers, who received development kits from Microsoft in early June, used the opening of the Tokyo Game Show to voice their excitement about “Project Natal.”
EA Sports President, Peter Moore said, “Microsoft ‘Project Natal’ could fundamentally change the way players experience sports games. At EA, some of our top development teams are experimenting with these tools with the goal of delivering a completely fresh take on genres like sports and racing.”
Senior Vice President and Head of Publishing at Activision/Blizzard said, “Activision is encouraged by the innovation that Project Natal will bring to the industry and how it can transform consumers’ video games experience. We have development teams working on ‘Project Natal’ development kits to explore the creative possibilities this new technology affords.”