Microsoft unveils Project Natal

Jun 2, 2009

Microsoft on Monday unveiled a new technology at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, in Los Angeles., which could change the way we play video games. Called Project Natal, the new technology will allow gamers to control a game using their body movements. Interesting, isn’t it?

Project Natal

Project Natal is a fully hands-free control system, which is actually powered by a new 3D motion capture camera that integrates full-body motion into the Xbox 360 game console. The product will work on all versions of Xbox 360 console. Although still in the early stages of development, Microsoft has sent prototypes of the technology to all the main game developers.

Movie director Steven Spielberg is a fan of Project Natal. “This is a technology that recognizes not only your thumb or wrist but recognizes your entire being,” Spielberg said in an interview with the BBC. “The technology knows who you are and instantly personalizes the gaming experience.” Spielberg, who is currently making video games for EA, said he also writing games for the new platform.

Want to know more about Project Natal? Take a look at the following video which demonstrates the usability of the technology:

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