A Picture Of A Project Natal Prototype

By Spencer . February 4, 2010 . 5:01am

Wondering what Project Natal looks like out of its plastic shell? Here’s a picture of a prototype mounted to a Gorillapod, which the Seattle Times got a hold of.

 

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Looks a bit smaller than the concept picture Microsoft released at E3 last year.

 

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  • thebanditking

    I still don’t care about this thing. Forced integration into big titles wont help this move units, only actual software created for it will and I have yet to see anything that proves this wont suffer the same problems as the ill fated Eye Toy.

  • idofgrahf

    at worst this will simply end up being a vidcam accessory. Tbh i don’t see this or the wand succeeding, just a feeling i have. I mean if they want motion control people will buy wii, if they want traditional ones (and better graphics) they get 360 or PS3, the wii is more for casual gamers who like motion controlling, as a semi-hardcore gamer, I can say i’m not at all impressed with motion control or care for it.

  • malek86

    Interesting concept, but what makes them think I care?

    Well, that said, I’m hardly an accurate representation of the mainstream market. I mean, my favorite game this year was Baroque. Go figure.

    I don’t know if this thing will be successful or not. One thing is for sure though: unlike Sony’s remote thing, they are making a boatload of advertising for it. And since advertising usually helps, it does at least have a shot at being successful among casual players (those who don’t seem to care much about a game’s quality).

    As for us, we will probably scoff at it; but then, we also scoff at MW2 and Wii Fit. So yeah.

  • Aoshi00

    I know chances are this might not catch on, if Eye toy was an indication. And I don’t know how this would be actually applied to the more hardcore games or if it works, but I truly was impressed w/ demos of the wand and Natal. In that I imagined Dragon Quests Swords to be played w/ that kind of accuracy (I haven’t tried Wii motion plus yet) it would’ve been actually fun instead of your commands not registering. Also maybe I like futuristic things like the “Minority Report”, how the person was moving the blades watching Netflix.. I think the thing is how accurate the controls would be once you play the game. Reason why I hate to play the Wii is the motion sensing always got in the way of me enjoying the game, because moves are not read correctly.

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