Microsoft confirms October worldwide launch for Project Natal

By Johnny Cullen, Tuesday, 11 May 2010 04:08 GMT

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A Microsoft exec in Saudi Arabia has confirmed that Project Natal will launch worldwide this October.

Marketing Manager of E&D at MS Saudi, Syed Bilal Tariq, dropped the news on Saudi TV, with said clip captured by Gamertag Radio. Get it below.

“I do have great news to share with everybody” said Bilal Tariq, “that Project Natal will be launched in Saudi Arabia and in the world somewhere in October.”

But the exec says that a more concrete date will come “after E3”.

“We will be in a position to confirm the date after E3, which is in June. But definitely, it is going to be October 2010.”

Despite a lack of an official date, it does confirm speculation that the device will launch in October. TV presenter Jonathan Ross first outed an October release after getting a personal demo of the motion camera.

Retail listings from Amazon and GAME had also outed a Yoga game for Natal to release in the same period, which added more substance to the targeted release time line.

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