A release date and price has apparently been unofficially announced for the Xbox 360 motion control system; Project Natal and I have to say I’m quite surprised by them, it will be released at a price of around £50 and has a release date of November 2010 – I personally thought it would be a lot more than this, so if true, this is great news from Microsoft!
When Xbox 360’s Project Natal motion controller system is released there will be 14 games available, but nothing yet on whether any of these will be AAA titles. Lionhead have been working on the Project Natal AI kids known as Milo and Kate so could this be a possible launch title? From what I’ve seen of it, it looks impressive and is one of the many reasons I bought an Xbox 360.
No doubt the majority of the release titles will be third party games as is usually the case with peripherals such as this. But with giants such as Activision, Capcom, EA, and Square Enix to name a few, creating games specifically for Natal, it makes me think we’re about to see something really special.
I know that Peter Molyneux has said that parts of Fable 3 will work with Project Natal which could make it interesting. But what about a new Halo without a controller? It could be fun using your arms to control an invisible gun and lobbing grenades from thin air, or maybe even driving around Liberty City on the next GTA game with an imaginary steering wheel. Have you seen the initial promotional video for this new Xbox 360 peripheral? If not take a look at it here:
So what are your views on Project Natal? Will it stick to that release date and price? Do you think it’s going to be one of the best peripherals so far on any console, something fun and worth the money, or just another pointless gimmick? Let us know in the comments below.
UPDATE: At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2010, Microsoft officially announced that Project Natal would be released around the (American) holidays season 2010, which would pretty much tie in with the previous unofficial announcement of November 2010, so here’s hoping it all goes to plan and we do indeed get the chance to get our hands on Project Natal in late 2010!
UPDATE 2: Amazon have now got Project Natal (Xbox 360) listed on their site, there’s no price or release date information on the page as yet, but you can sign up to be alerted by email or text message when this is available!
Via – Eurogamer