During an interview with Marketing Manager E&D Microsoft Saudi, Syed Bilal Tariq. He mentions that Project Natal is launching worldwide in Oct 2010 and that more information is coming out during E3 2010.
I can't wait to see how it's received. Hope all goes well.
October seems like the perfect month. Plenty of time to build up hype for the holidays.
That is when holiday shopping really takes off in U.S. I suppect they will have Natal kiosk in stores early october and on shelves later that month.
Yep, just in time for holidays... do they have holidays by then in Saudi Arabia? How ironic to see Israeli technology in arab soil.
Cool. Can't wait to see what is offered.
Only 4 1/2 months left for the hardcore gamers =( I kid, I kid.
same goes with move ...... "OUCH" .. (just referring to hardcore game part) why dont we wait and see what will be the outcome.. its too early to bash... peace
Can't wait to try it out myself!!! Let's hope it is $50.
And so the next battle stage begins to unfold
Hmm...can battles be won with marketing alone?
Name is terrible really.
It's just the prototype name. Major Nelson said they have a few in consideration to be the final name.
I sort of like the name. But really, I think it's too late to change the name. I mnean, Everyone knows it as "Project Natal"; calling it something else will be just..weird. IMO
Too true. It's been on NATIONAL TELEVISION as NATAL! That thing will need a LOT of marketing to clear the word Natal out of our heads (or at least, for informed gamers) and replace it with something else. Microsoft Vision Camera anyone?
Be honest. I mean I want it to be successful but I can only imagine casual gamers loving it.
The whole motion control thing never appealed to me anyway.
what are you doing here?!
Just because i don't like something it doesn't mean i can't read about how it's going to have an effect on the industry and possibly influence my future purchases.
Not yet. Might change if they show something worthwhile at E3.
They better show a hardcore natal game at e3. Until then I am not sold.
I am hoping that the user interface will allow custom playlists/custom netflix playlists. So when you walk into the room, and tell it to turn on and load up netflix it will recognize my face and my favorites will pop up. I also am looking forward to playing party games with it. As far as hardcore games, maybe voice recognition and some gestures will do, but I still prefer the controller for most games. maybe a freethrow motion for nba live games or something. Its the possibilities that has me hyped, just like with move I am looking forward to some aspects of it.
I’m also interested in what Natal could do outside of the games space. I wonder if Microsoft could possibly build a web browser interface around it. The voice command aspect of it is also exiting. I can imagine games for the next gen full of NPC interactions like the Milo demo at last years E3. But as it stands I don’t expect too much from Natal at launch. Mostly casual games to introduce the tech to the masses.
A full body tracked fighting game would be really neat! I'm almost certain they got something like that going on. I loved Punch Out on the Wii... With that said, some user interface lift using the Natal would be pretty sweet as well. No need to go look for the controller I just misplaced!
Minority report dashboard and I'm sold. I'm guessing I'm not alone here.
Nice im actually excited to see what they bring
what i want to see is .... the main xmb works with natal.. like when you turn your system on ... it scan you face or retina or voice recognition to sign you in and then browse through the xmb with your hands like "minority report" tht would be really kool. peace
about the name, nor could I care less about Natal as a gaming device. However, I'm excited as all h377 to use it as an interface, if it does become fully integrated into the existing interface.
It will be nice to have some casual games for a change for those days when you cant be botherd to play hardcore online.
Nintendo and Sony will have to change all their strategy and they will have to do it fast! Imagine Microsoft selling 20 million consoles a year, this cant happen!
I cant see natal doing well at all i have my money on move i mean sony could of done this years ago with the eye toy
Update: It's not as clear-cut of a statement as we'd probably, but Microsoft has responded via email, telling G4, "Syed Bilal Tariq is not a [Microsoft] employee... He is a vendor employed through a third-party company on behalf of the Microsoft subsidiary in Saudi Arabia." Sure, that downplays his realm of knowledge, but it doesn't completely discredit. No comment was given as to the October date. At least E3's a few hours closer now, right? Just thought I would post the update.
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