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Microsoft claims big support for Natal

FT: Microsoft threw down the gauntlet to game rival Sony in the race to develop a challenger to Nintendo's Wii, saying that most top game publishers were developing products for the US group's Xbox 360 motion controller.

Publishers that accounted for 70 per cent of third-party software sales were making games for the Natal controller, said Don Mattrick, head of Microsoft's videogame division

All five of Japan's top publishers – Capcom, Konami, Namco Bandai, Sega and Square Enix – are developing games for Natal.

In the US, Activision Blizzard, Bethesda Softworks, Disney Interactive, Electronic Arts and MTV Games were developing for Natal, as was Ubisoft of France, Mr Mattrick said.

At the Tokyo Games Show, which opens on Thursday, Microsoft will host a discussion on the gaming possibilities of Natal with the Japanese developers behind such hit games as Capcom's Dead Rising, Sega's Super Monkey Ball, and Konami's Metal Gear Solid series of espionage thrillers.

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Alcon Caper2920d ago

If they acquire EA Games, there will be HUGE support for Natal since it's such a monster of a company.

Mirror's Edge for Natal, maybe?

N4G king2920d ago (Edited 2920d ago )

Microsoft can claim what ever they want
they can talk the talk
but can they walk the walk ??

note to MS:
talk less
work more

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@ below
yah they can say what ever they want
the only thing i believe when i see those games with my own eyes
same thing when they talked about a natal halo game
after few months bungie came out and said NO

N4PS3G2920d ago

@n4g king

It's not a random claim..they are actually naming the studios working on games for Natal ;)

" Capcom, Konami, Namco Bandai, Sega and Square Enix – are developing games for Natal. "

" In the US, Activision Blizzard, Bethesda Softworks, Disney Interactive, Electronic Arts and MTV Games were developing for Natal, as was Ubisoft of France "

Talk less ..read more

N4G king2920d ago (Edited 2920d ago )

@ below
i just saw that
thanks for the heads up

Kal11382920d ago

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N4PS3G2920d ago

you can read it in the article description or take a look at this screen cap
http://img.skitch.com/20090...

Tony P2920d ago

...Can we get some alternate sources?

This site sucks.

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Gamer_Politics2920d ago

Natal has alot of mainstrem 3rd party support

BlackIceJoe2920d ago

I think this is great news. Natal may be different but I am going to give it a shot. Because I could see some very interesting games being made using Natal.