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  • Natal could replace remote control, says MS

    Natal could replace remote control, according to comments made by Xbox Live general manager Marc Whitten. Speaking at the Streaming Media West show, Whitten described the increasing number of 360’s video applications as the “biggest surprise” of his job. “With the flick of my wrist I can change a channel,” Whitten said. “With the power […]

  • Microsoft: Natal launch information is inaccurate

    Microsoft has responded to last week’s Natal information which was leaked from a “behind-closed-doors tour of UK publishers and studios”. This information, according to Xbox UK bossman Neil Thompson is not “accurate” and nothing more than “rumors”. “I’ve got nothing more to say about it”, he told GI.biz. “We’re still very much in the baking […]

  • Hiring: Microsoft for both Natal and Halo

    Microsoft is hiring for loads of things, but two of the job listings may interest you – and take what you will from each. We just tell you about ’em. One is for Project Natal which points to “a large franchise,” and another to “an excellent next-generation” project. Another listing posted was for AI developers, […]

  • Molyneux announces Natal support for Fable 3 [Update]

    Update: Minkley’s confirmed it. Original Story: If a tweet from UK industry money man and Gamesbrief founder Nicholas Lovell’s to be believed, Peter Molyneux tonight confirmed that Fable 3 will feature Natal support. Said the note: “Fable 3 will have Natal support. Is that an announcement? #molyneux” Molyneux dropped the nugget in a BAFTA lecture […]

  • Pro Evolution Soccer will have motion control in future installments

    Pro Evolution Soccer’s Shingo Takatsuka has confirmed to IGN that Natal and Sony’s wand will be implemented in future editions of the series. “Up until 2009 we believed all the platforms should have the same controls and features,” he told the site. “That’s no longer the case, because there are specific controllers for different machines, […]

  • Microsoft says that motion control will "become the norm"

    Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has said that one day motion control implementation in games will become the norm, just like multiplayer. “Much like with multiplayer, I think it will become the norm,” Spencer told Kotaku. “If you are a racing game without multiplayer the game just didn’t sell. “We think that motion control, we think voice […]

  • Older 360 games cannot be patched to work with Natal

    Microsoft’s Kudo Tsunoda has said that it’s not possible to release a patch in order to make older 360 games work with Natal. Speaking during a Natal demo of Space Invaders Extreme and Beautiful Katamari at TGS, Tsunoda told D’toid that a “significant amount of code” would have to be altered in the games, therefore, […]

  • Keiji Inafune feels Natal will "expand the possibilities of gaming"

    Capcom’s Keiji Inafune stated during Microsoft Creator’s Panel at TGS that he feels Natal will “expand the possibilities of gaming”. “I strongly feel that Project Natal will expand the possibilities of gaming, personally, I too am extremely excited about Project Natal,” he said. “It’s really going to stir up our creative spirits. I think it’s […]

  • Kojima: Natal is the next "2D to 3D shift"

    Dropping bombs. Hideo Kojima’s just told a TGS press conference that Natal is something “like the 2D to 3D shift, or the first time that I ever played with Family Computer [NES],” as reported by Gamasutra. He said that when he first saw Natal, “I wanted to share my surprise to everybody… but I had […]

  • TGS 09: Microsoft demos Natal for Japanese news station

    Microsoft packed Natal up and brought it to TGS 09 to show it off. Past the break, there is a video of Microsoft director Kudo Tsunoda demoing Ricochet and Burnout Paradise for a local news show. GameSetWatch, who posted the video, says for you to make sure to at least watch the bit at 03:35 […]

  • Capcom's Takeuchi says Sony motion control could create Wii to PS3 ports

    Capcom’s Jun Takeuchi has weighed in on the upcoming motion control devices for both Sony and Microsoft, and while he says that the firm is “very receptive to Natal” and looking forward to coming up with games for it, Sony’s motion control is giving developers other ideas. “I can tell you that we have a […]

  • Microsoft expanding Natal team with more job openings

    Microsoft Game Studios has added more job titles to its opening for developing Natal-centric game franchises. Currently, MS is seeking artists, audio staff, developers, engineers, and producers. Since the end of August, the company has posted 18 Natal positions on its job board. More through Edge.

  • Platinum Games' Hashimoto wants to play Natal "as soon as possible"

    Bayonetta producer, Yusuke Hashimoto, has told D’toid that Platinum Games are very interested in motion controls – providing the games created are not “carbon copies” of previous games in that genre. “I’m very interested in motion control because it has the potential to take video gaming to a whole new level,” said Hashimoto. “However making […]

  • Take-Two: Natal dev kits "embedded in just about all of our studios"

    Take-Two CEO Ben Feder told investors during the company’s Q3 2009 financial call today that motion sensor kits are currently in-house and in the hands of its development teams right now. “Natal motion-sensors – yes we have dev kits, yes we’re working on them,” he said. “Obviously, we can’t comment on games we haven’t announced. […]

  • Analyst: No significant sales boost this year despite 360 price cut

    Analyst firm EEDAR has said that despite price cuts for Xbox 360, no significant boost in sales can be expected for the console this year. “Forecasting for the remainder of the year, EEDAR does not expect the Xbox 360 to see a significant sales lift over last year’s performance despite its price drop for the […]

  • Natal allows Microsoft and Rare to be on the same page

    Rare’s design director, George Andreas, has told VideoGamer that Microsoft and the Banjo developer are finally on the same page, thanks to Natal. “I do feel in many ways that – and I’ve said this to some people as well – for me this is really the first time that Microsoft and Rare are on […]

  • Natal: "I want to see the compelling game first", says Valve's Faliszek

    Valve’s Chet Faliszek has weighed in on Natal, and while he thinks it’s “really cool”, he is more concerned with the games that will be created for it. “We [Valve] got to check it out, and it’s actually really cool,” he told D’toid. “Like, there’s someone running around, jumping around and someone else walks up […]

  • Riccitiello: EA to support both Natal and PS3 motion tech, plans coming "early- to mid-2010"

    EA boss John Riccitiello said tonight that EA is “positive” on the opportunities afforded by both Natal and PS3’s upcoming motion controller, saying the company will support both and announce its plans for the new peripherals next year. “We’re really positive on both,” said the exec, speaking in the firm’s Q1 investor call. “Our view […]

  • Rumor: New Xbox 360 SKU coming in 2010 with Natal

    According to Digitimes, imaging-solutions company Aptina has acquired the rights to supply 1.3-megapixel CMOS image sensors for a new, Project Natal-equipped Xbox 360 supposedly scheduled to land during the second half of 2010. “Aptina plans to expand foundry capcity at its existing 8-inch water fab in Italy, and to look for a foundry partner, the […]

  • PaRappa creator interested in making music game for Natal

    PaRappa the Rappa and Major Minor’s Majestic March creator, Masaya Matsuura, has said that he and his team is interested in Microsoft’s Natal and are currently discussing ideas for a new game. “We are thinking about ideas,” he told Videogamer at Develop last week. “I think any kind of interaction with a camera will be […]

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