Beyond Natal


It promises to be an interesting week for Microsoft as we announce further details of Natal tomorrow at the E3 conference. There is already some chatter and coverage over on Techmeme and in reading it I came across the video above from Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher’s D8 conference. It’s worth a watch to see some of the “under the hood” technology behind Natal as my friend Molly demos. You get to see what Natal “sees” and how this can be interpreted by a developer to build a killer game.

What also interested me about the video was the introduction by Walt – he asked the audience to think beyond games as to where this technology could be used. He makes a great point – this is just the beginning of where we can see this type of interface creating more natural ways to work with technology. Walt says “it shows you the future of where the control of all your digital devices is gonna be”.

To hear more about Natal and what that future may look like, tune in live on Xbox.com at 6.30 p.m. (GMT) tomorrow, 14 June and as always, keep tabs on @majornelson who will be tweeting the event.


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