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Natal Launch Info Leaked, Scheduled for Nov. 2010

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 2:19 a.m. PST

Microsoft unveiled Natal at E3 2009 but has not released a lot of official information since then. At TGS, it was announced that several developers were working on titles for its controller-free technology, but according to freshly leaked info, it would seem that no fewer than 14 titles will be available at launch, which is currently set for Nov. 2010 with a targeted launch price of $50-60 USD, or the cost of a new game. Microsoft's Natal project combines an RGB camera, depth sensor, multi-array microphone and custom processor running proprietary software.
Among the elite publishers actively working on games for “Project Natal” are Activision Blizzard, Bethesda Softworks, CAPCOM, Disney Interactive, Electronic Arts, Konami, MTV Games, Namco Bandai, Sega, Square Enix, THQ Inc. and Ubisoft. Together, these publishers account for more than 70 percent of third-party software sales for this generation of console and most of the world’s most recognized video game franchises.

Unveiled for the first time in June, “Project Natal” is a code name for a whole new way to play. Combining an RGB camera, depth sensor and multi-array microphone running proprietary software, “Project Natal” enables gamers to play in a natural and inviting new way, free from the boundaries of 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.”


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