“We are going to be careful” with Natal portfolio, says Greenberg

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 21:19 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg has said that the company is going to be “very careful” when it comes to releasing games for Project Natal.

Speaking with D’toid during X10, Greenberg said that the company does not plan on just dumping games onto the market, but will be very thoughtful about what’s going to be on offer.

“We are going to be very careful in the way we think about our portfolio for Project Natal,” he said. “One of the things that people have to realize, is that we could have done a motion controller [in the beginning] – but Project Natal actually makes all that technology disappear because it can see you, it can hear you, it can track all the points on your body.

“So now we have an entirely new way, where you are the controller. So this new category of controller free games category is going to bring about all types of new experiences that have never existed before.

“We want the first impression to be a great one, so we are not going to dump products on it just because we can. We are going to be very thoughtful about what we bring to market.

“Natal is one of those things where seeing is not believing. This is something that is really unique and special. It’s part of the reason why [magazines] like Time, Popular Science, and Popular Mechanics called it one of the top inventions of the year”.

Michael Pachter agrees, apparently, because the analyst feels Natal will outsell Sony’s offering by 5 to 1, with a predicted price point of $50, which he seems pretty sure about since he has said it more than once.

Scheduled for the holidays, Microsoft released a firm “no comment” regarding Jonathan Ross’ October announcement reported earlier in the day.

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