AAPL Stock: 118.03 ( -0.85 )

Printed from

UK celeb puts Project Natal in October

updated 04:35 pm EST, Wed February 24, 2010

Project Natal to be out in October?

Microsoft's Project Natal gesture-control interface may be out sooner than originally expected, according to BBC presenter Jonathan Ross. Ross posted on his Twitter account on Monday afternoon after spending some 'hands-on' time (viewable below) with an Xbox and the interface, saying it's "not quite there yet" but that Microsoft has until October to get it right. In response, Microsoft remains tight-lipped, saying only that the originally announced date is when Project Natal is coming.

Officially, the technology isn't due until Christmas, but there has been a report to the contrary. The technology relies on a camera to detect a player's entire body movement. It recognizes the position and movement of limbs and posture, with the ability to distinguish between active players and those in the background. A microphone is part of the setup and recognizes voice commands to create a hands-free gaming interface.

The hardware and software bundle should change its name by the time it launches, and pricing thus far is pegged at about $80. [via MCV]

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented