A UK 360 developer has told VG247 that Project Natal isn't exactly going to be some wishy-washy peripheral "thing". Not on your nelly.
"Natal forms a huge part of Microsoft's business plan going forward," we were told. "The whole concept's basically in lieu of releasing a new machine."
"They're putting so much behind it," the source added, saying the launch was an obvious move after Wii's market.
Motion-sensing system Project Natal was announced at E3 this year, and went undated.
Apologies or not, however, next year looked more solid in light of THQ boss Brian Farrell's recent comments, which said the add-on will launch “late next year”.
Natal's playable at GamesCom next week.