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Project Natal Revealed: Full Body Motion Control for the Xbox

At the E3 Expo, Microsoft unveiled something called “Project Natal” which is a whole new way to interact with your Xbox 360. Like Nintendo’s Wii, Natal lets you control a game using motion, but unlike the Wii – very unlike it, in fact –  you don’t hold any sort of controllers or sensors in order to do so.

Instead, the bar that sits above or below your TV has a camera, sensors, and a microphone within its casing. In other words, it can see you and your movements. It even does facial and voice recognition and lets you swipe through screens by moving your hands (how “Minority Report” is that!)

Although Project Natal has no official name, pricing, or release date yet, development kits are being sent out to partners now.

You can see Natal in action in this video and check out more screenshots here.

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  • JohnCzJohnCz

    the blogosphere has spoken...this is super cool.  frankly, I just like to use it to navigate media center extender without a remote.  And I hope the Microsoft Hardware group who design/make webcams is looking at this for PCs.  This could make Windows 7 shine by providing some multitouch-like capabilities to "existing" PCs.

  • JohnCzJohnCz

    the blogosphere has spoken...this is super cool.  frankly, I just like to use it to navigate media center extender without a remote.  And I hope the Microsoft Hardware group who design/make webcams is looking at this for PCs.  This could make Windows 7 shine by providing some multitouch-like capabilities to "existing" PCs.

  • pokeystuffpokeystuff

    This is really cool.. I hope this appears not too far down the track.

    PS: can someone please remove the SPAM from kagyhelen above.

    Cheers

  • pokeystuffpokeystuff

    This is really cool.. I hope this appears not too far down the track.

    PS: can someone please remove the SPAM from kagyhelen above.

    Cheers

  • JeffreyByronJeffreyByron

    My jaw did not close for the whole demo and promo vid of Natal during E3.


    I'm sold, I will get the Natal as soon as it is released, and it will be released, their shipping devopment units to developers right now.

    I'll spends hours just waving my hands to navigate the menu haha, its awesome.

    PS: ya can 'kegyhelen' s SPAM get removed please, thanks.

  • JeffreyByronJeffreyByron

    My jaw did not close for the whole demo and promo vid of Natal during E3.


    I'm sold, I will get the Natal as soon as it is released, and it will be released, their shipping devopment units to developers right now.

    I'll spends hours just waving my hands to navigate the menu haha, its awesome.

    PS: ya can 'kegyhelen' s SPAM get removed please, thanks.

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