Microsoft 3DV acquisition confirmed

Wednesday, 24th June 2009 09:15 GMT By Patrick Garratt


It’s finally been confirmed that Microsoft bought Israeli tech firm 3DV.

Israeli business daily Globes reports that Microsoft’s Moshe Lichtman mentioned 3DV in a press conference relating to Microsoft’s R&D centre in Israel.

“The R&D centre helped Microsoft in buying the intellectual property of 3DV Systems, and in the wake of that dozens of the company’s employees were recruited to work at the development centre,” Lichtman said.

Globes says the Antitrust Authority approved the deal “a few days” ago.

3DV’s tech has been long-rumoured as the basis for Natal, but Microsoft claimed at E3 that the 360 motion system was built in-house.

There’s more on Eurogamer.



  1. Herlock

    Buying, buying and buying…they have a studio of Research and development in MS ?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. SniperWolf

    Israel..meh.. i hate that fucking country

    #2 6 years ago
  3. shox r4

    It is beautifully and cooool!

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    “they have a studio of Research and development in MS?”

    Its just a name for the place its nothing but buy out M$ won’t do their own research and developement thats silly.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Yeah, MS do no R&D at all…

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Komond_Deckard

    @Herlock: Of course they have. It’s a studio of Research and development new ways to buy :P

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Craymen Edge

    This buyout is probably just to swallow up any potentially troublesome patents that 3dv could have up their sleeves.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. blackdreamhunk

    I could have told you that, they got the techfrom pc gaming.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Retroid

    Tech is just tech, you know. It’s not magically transformed from one platform to another.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Prof Power Glove

    I thought this happened six months ago.

    So I guess we will now see an endless list of casual boxing and workout games coming to Project Nutella. JOY.

    Might be quite nice to arrange your living room furniture as ‘cover’ points though, when playing Greers Of War: Natal Edition. ;)

    #10 6 years ago
  11. sennasnit

    has he got a dogs testicle in his mouth?

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    Sony should buy a studio in Palestine to counter.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight

    Psychotext thats great you have wiki that shows the list of people in the R&D doesn’t change the fact they bought a company and then said we did it ourself right til 1up interviewer shut that down. Now its damage control time.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. tomer2911

    fuck you SniperWolf!!!
    Go get a life you fucking son of a bitch

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Blerk

    Wow, that took longer than I expected!

    #15 6 years ago
  16. DaMan


    #16 6 years ago
  17. SniperWolf

    WOW did i hurt your inhuman Israeli feeling.fuck off wuss
    . fuck you all inhumans

    #17 6 years ago

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