LOS ANGELES--On Monday, Microsoft fired a massive first shot across the bow of its competitors during its E3 Press Conference . Besides announcing several new Xbox 360 console exclusives, such as Halo: Reach, Crackdown 2, Left 4 Dead 2 (also on PC), the company took the wraps off its long-rumored motion-sensing controller.
Project Natal capped a jam-packed Microsoft event.
Code-named Project Natal, the device differs from the Nintendo Wii and the experimental technology Sony unveiled at its Tuesday press event. Instead of relying on a motion sensing controller held by a player, it tracks the movements of the player's body. According to film director and Boom Blox executive co-designer Steven Spielberg, its simplicity will remove the last barrier for mass acceptance of games.