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Project Natal launching in November 2010, Rumored

by on Nov.12, 2009, under Computer, Gadgets, Technology

Microsoft teased people with Project Natal at the E3 Expo earlier this year in June. Project Natal would be out in November 2010 for $84 (Rs. 4,050 approx.), reported MCV. Rumor is that the device will be released worldwide in November 2010 (we’ve heard “late next year” before), with 5 million camera units ready for day one, included in solo and console-bundled SKUs. Also, this accessory would bundle about 14 games from different game publishers.

Project Natal is Microsoft’s ambitious project that uses array of cameras and microphones to detect player movements. Microsoft’s Project Natal developers have been paying close door visits to many game visits to UK based game publishers and studios. During recent visits, Natal demo and plans to release the same in November 2010 were shared. Microsoft said it aims to manufacture five million units for Natal release day that will include Natal camera and console bundles as well.

Activision, Bethesda, Capcom, Disney, EA, Konami, MTV, Namco Bandai, Sega, Square Enix, THQ and Ubisoft – all committed to develop games for Natal. Epic Games has announced to offer Natal support for any future Xbox games.

Microsoft had announced Project Natal’s release in fourth quarter 2010 and now the exact month is being speculated. Sony would also be looking to launch its Motion Controller a month before that. In fact, Sony has also announced the games that would be supporting the Motion Controller along with the PlayStation Eye camera. Both Sony and Microsoft want to conquer the ground where Nintendo Wii has rooted its feet.

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