Farrell: Natal coming “late next year”

Tuesday, 28th July 2009 22:50 GMT By Patrick Garratt


THQ boss Brian Farrell just called Natal a “platform addition” and said the 360 motion-sensing unit will launch “late next year”.

The exec’s comments came as part of a broad answer in the firm’s Q1 earnings call regarding the general state of the industry and console price-cutting.

Microsoft has never officially dated Natal’s launch, although company boss Steve Ballmer did say in June after E3 that a “natural interface” 360 will be out next year.

Ballmer quickly apologised for the remarks. Guess Mr Farrell didn’t get the memo.



  1. Tonka

    This wouldn’t have been any less credible even if it was Will Farell that did the announcement.

    /hums “You’re a vapour trail”

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Hero of Canton

    Eh? At E3, Microsoft mentioned late 2010 as the release window for Natal. It was the ‘new SKU’ comments Ballmer apologised for, not the potential release date.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Tonka

    The guy is a notorious liar. And he builds model air planes.
    (P.N. the two are not connected)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. theevilaires

    They will have another big celebration like they did with their NXE update probably.

    #4 5 years ago

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