A recent report from GamesIndustry.biz says Microsoft has dropped the internal processing chip from the Project Natal camera accessory. Another report from New Scientist quoted Natal's lead developer Alex Kipman as saying the camera will consume 10 to 15 per cent of the Xbox's computing resources, causing many to wonder just how graphically heavy Natal-based titles will be.
Microsoft wouldn't comment on either of these reports, only saying that full technology details have yet to be announced for Project Natal.
"The Project Natal team is heads down working to develop amazing experiences for launch this holiday. We're constantly evaluating our technology and always looking for ways to enhance our products and experiences," Microsoft told IGN.