Project Natal (Microsoft's Controller Free Gaming)
Microsoft introduces a revolutionary new way to play without a game controller - Project Natal. It was announced during the 2009 E3 show on 1 June 2009. Natal has 3D motion sensing with full facial and voice recognition. Compatible with any Xbox 360 system, the sensor is the world’s first to combine an RGB camera, depth sensor, multi-array microphone and custom processor running proprietary software all in one device. One of the most stunning moments of the Xbox 360 press conference this morning, was the introduction of Peter Molyneux's animated character called Milo. Milo can recognize your face, emotions and will interact with you on a very deep level. Watch http://www.2100science.com/Videos/Milo_from_Project_Natal.aspx to see how Milo interacts with a girl.
The box itself sits beneath your TV and can get an accurate sense of your space and you in it. The add-on will offer features such as auto sign-in for players to Xbox Live based on facial recognition and it sports extremely detailed body tracking which will be able to follow the individual movements of separate limbs. Additionally, you can move through menus by swiping your hands back and forth, use your own gear like a skate board, juggle multiple users during a single session, interact and play with online friends.
Natal’s Motto: “The only experience you need is life experience”
Launch Video: http://e3.gamespot.com/press-conference/microsoft-e3/
Live demonstration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36AwO0cVxaA
Keywords: X-box 360, Nintendo, Wii, E3 2009, Xbox Live, Microsoft, Project Natal, game controller, facial recognition, voice recognition, Peter Molyneux's Milo