Greenberg: Natal is “not just about playing games”

By Johnny Cullen
11 January 2010 12:01 GMT


Speaking with Kotaku at CES, Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg has said that Project Natal is about more than killing aliens.

“It’s not just about playing games,” said Greenberg.

“When you think about games and new experiences that will appeal to people that maybe have never played games before, I think you do get into a new category with the types of experiences we think about.

“I don’t think that puts us in a Wii category, because we’re still a high-definition console, we still have the online community—Live will be very much integrated into these experiences—so I think there’s a lot more richness that we’re able to bring to life with it. I think the type of games will be different.”

He also said the company wouldn’t be against adding Natal features into older games like Burnout Paradise, but would prefer support for the camera being added into new games and ideas.

“What we want to do with Natal is bring entirely new original experiences to life,” he added.

“These are going to be brand new original games and brand new entertainment experiences that never existed before.”

The motion camera releases in holiday 2010, as confirmed at CES last week.

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