Confirmed: Project Natal renamed Kinect

Monday, 14th June 2010 04:30 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Microsoft’s just confirmed that Kinect is now the new name of the motion camera that was previously known as Project Natal. The announcement was made as its Project Natal experience began.

It confirms previous reports from all over the internet, including a massive report from USA Today on the name and games it’s currently showing at the event.

Pat and Nathan are currently at the event. More as we get it.

[Pic from Johnny Minkley]



  1. Amored

    It’s official then. So I’m gonna start using Kinect istead of Natal. Try at least. I think Kinect is a good name :)

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Yes, very good name. I can’t even pronounce it… Kinect. Natal was a much better name. At least you can pronounce it right.

    But games have just pure genius names: Kinecticals, Kinect sport

    I mean really…. Sounds like Testicales/Kinecticals

    #2 5 years ago
  3. 52pickup

    Is that the official logo, It looks errr… bland.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    Mother of… Whats up with the site?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. muffinmn100

    Looks Awesome still not paying 200$ for an “accessory”

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Amored

    @Erthazus – How are you not able to pronounce Kinect? Can you pronounce “kinetic”? Can you pronounce “connect”?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Johnny Cullen

    I’m still having trouble trying to write Kinect. Natal was a synch when it was announced.

    This? Umm… yeah. :D

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    @6 Because it’s complicated: Kinetic, kinect, connect, KinX

    Move, Wii, Wave is the best names for these peripherals, maybe they sound gimmicky, but it’s easy to write or to say.

    It must be easy to pronounce or write. I made so much mistakes writing this.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Amored

    You’re just looking for stuff to whine about…

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Uncontested

    lol terrible name change. wtf are they thinking?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    @9 and everyone else too, right? Thanks.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Amored

    No, not everyone else. I don’t understand how you can pronounce “connect”, but not “Kinect”.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. frostquake

    Kinect= Connect + Kinetic = Move/Energy

    #13 5 years ago
  14. mojo

    now thats what i call a horible name.

    kinect? seriously?

    stupid names are stupid, init?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Amored

    @mojo <—–

    #15 5 years ago
  16. theevilaires

    Hilarious can’t wait to see the responses from the XBOTS :D

    #16 5 years ago
  17. AHA-Lambda

    wait…at first i didnt think it was that bad a name but then i realised i kept reading it as kinetic, which seemed not half bad to me

    Reading fail =/

    kinetic actually seems better to me than kinect, what is that?

    #17 5 years ago
  18. mojo

    i think neither move nor kinect are good choices.
    arc and natal would have been both the better choi8ce imo.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. deanimate


    #19 5 years ago
  20. polygem

    Worst name ever. If they would name it nanfred or klaus dieter… Even that would be better…

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Blerk

    ‘kin ‘ell. :-D

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Uncontested

    @18 Exactly. Arc and Natal actaully sound interesting.

    Move and “Kinect” sound like more Wii bullshit.

    #22 5 years ago

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