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Bach: “70 or 80% of publishers” developing games with Natal

Monday, 11th January 2010 21:22 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Speaking at CES last week, Microsoft’s Robbie Bach has revealed that over “70 or 80 percent of the publishers in the world” are currently working with Project Natal.

Speaking in an interview with CBC, he said:

“We have something like 70% or 80% of the publishers in the world already doing Natal-based games. Our first party studios are [also] very focused on this. We want to have a few titles from Microsoft that show the way and then we want the breadth and power of the ecosystem from our partners to bring lots of new ideas, new innovations, new concepts to the marketplace.”

Bach further added: “Part of the reason we showed Natal at [E3 2009] — which is actually a little bit risky to be honest because it’s a new technology, very cutting edge and relatively early in its development — is that we wanted third-party publishers to know that it was real and we wanted them to have developer kits and to get them working on it.

Microsoft revealed last week at the event that Natal will be out this holiday season.

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  1. Psychotext

    …unfortunately, the missing 30% of publishers are the decent ones.

    :D

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Redh3lix

    Gonna be interesting to know what these publishers come up with. Any guesses out there?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. psxman

    …The ones that don’t think you have to flail your arms around and look like a knob in order to have fun.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    360 Sports
    360 Fit
    360 Wave Your Arms Around
    360 Swat a Fly
    360 Dance
    360 Karate (ok, that could be sort of cool)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. robmlufc

    Unfortunatly 70-80% of gamers couldnt give a monkeys… spent the time and effort on some proper games developers!!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. zoopdeloop

    Natal based games
    solitaire
    minesweeper
    Chess
    and for the hardcore spider solitaire(GOTY)

    #6 5 years ago
  7. impey

    Pleasssssseeeee just let me sit on my arse like god intend microsoft

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gheritt White

    Shouldn’t that be: ’70 or 80% of publishers’ developing games with Natal’?

    #8 5 years ago