Speaking of Natal, it should be out next year
On its earnings conference call, THQ confirmed what many expect--that Microsoft's gesture recognition technology should be on the market in late 2010.
Now that I have gotten a chance to, Microsoft's gesture recognition technology, I have the same question as everyone else. When is it going to be on the market?
While Microsoft isn't saying, one game maker has spilled the beans. In its recent earnings conference call, game maker THQ said to expect it late next year.
"We have for example, Natal from Microsoft, a platform addition coming late next year," THQ chief Brian Farrell said on last week's conference call.
In an, also from last week, entertainment unit President Robbie Bach declined to offer any more details on Natal timing.
"I'm not planning on being any more specific today," he said.
CNET News' Ina Fried talks with Erica Ogg about trying Project Natal for herself.
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In addition to the comments from THQ, Electronic Arts also indicated on its earnings call that it plans to support Natal.
Microsoft has also said it has plans for Natal that stretch well beyond just gaming or the Xbox. Chairman Bill Gatesthat it is a technology he sees moving onto Windows, while Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie has shown some of the same gesture, voice, and facial recognition technologies as being key parts of the .