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Natal, hype and the big question about game development.

Keith Stuart at Guardian's Games Blog writes:

"Ultimately, I'm still not entirely sure I know what Natal - or of course, Sony's motion wand - really mean for the industry. We're being told that they will extend the lifecycle of the current consoles, and that makes sense as they potentially offer entirely new experiences. What concerns me, I suppose, is that the Xbox and PS3 business models depend on a majority of these experiences coming from third-party publishers. In this difficult economic climate, does anyone have the bravery to just run with it? To invent a new genre, or massively update an old one? Or will Natal be a glorified EyeToy Play, a breeding ground for casual gaming collections?"

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