GameZone's Stefanie Fogel takes a look at Microsoft's upcoming Project Natal, and the studios that are jumping on board to implement its motion sensing technology in their future games.
The more jobs in the industry, the better. It needs to continually grow and allow for better games to be produced.
i agree with that, good statement
interesting read indeed :)
We have to stop the wii-themed controls, so far they have proven to be fun for old people....I am 32 and I think they need tucked away in a nursing home!
I think they are just going with the flow, but I still say microsoft will stay closer to the controller then anyone else will.
I don't know how thrilled I am about more motion control...
Good to see people looking for ways to create jobs and more young innovative types getting opportunities. I wait with baited breath to see how motion-control moves on from here. The mouse was once unthinkable, as was the wii - where next? I can't wait to find out.
I agree. I also feel it's a trend throughout the industry "GZ"
... Yet Nintendo has proved since the Wii's release that there is a market (a very big one, by the way) for simple games with simple motion controls. This would leave Microsoft competing directly with Nintendo and its big market share, while leaving Sony to try and lure hardcore gamers who are into motion controls with the slightly more complete/complex PS Move.
Very nice :) "GZ"
the heck is "GZ"?
It's always interesting to read about the new technologies coming up. "GZ"
I think motion controls is Microsoft's last chance. The lack of power in the Xbox and the lack of space on the outdated DVD format will always keep Xbox games gimped. Because of this, Microsoft has put all of their eggs into one basket which in Natal and it's their last chance.
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I wonder what that other Lionhead game could be. As some have already mentioned Black and White 3 would be a near perfect fit for Natal. But I'm hoping for a sequel to In the Movies. It could be interesting to use the motion and voice controls to build and manage a movie studio. Just speculating.
I can definitely see Black and White 3 being made for Natal since u control the game with a hand, it really would be the perfect match. But that will likely come later on possibly next year if we're lucky
I don't known if I'm going to actually buy Natal when it's out, but I am interested in seeing how it does.
microsoft future is in OS which sadly is now being rapidly eaten away by google and apple so there are no future for them in the gaming industry, just save face after the rrod debacle and lack of games to please stupid bots and leave for good. gamers do not need microsoft.
anything that makes gaming more innovative is a good idea. i personally think it will be interesting. -GZ
Heh, motion control is interesting. Not something that particularly excites me though. Seems like everyone is on the motion control bandwagon now. I bet 3D is the next frontier, something which Nintendo is attempting with the 3DS. GZ
As amazing as this technology can become, I'll be happy just to navigate the dashboard with Natal! :) I do agree that it could be interesting with a sequel to You're in the Movies, though! GZ
I'm still waiting to actually see some real justification for buying Natal. At least after all those Move trailers. Either MS is keeping quiet for a really big surprise, or something is taking too long. And uh, GZ.
Its a good idea in concept, but my only fear would be that too many games will shoehorn in Natal compatibility. After all, the Wii suffers too often from stupid controls for the sake of it. If they keep it relevant, and the actual control mechanisms themselves are tight, then there is a good chance for success
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