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Hands, arms and legs on with Microsoft's Natal

Martyn Williams | Sept. 28, 2009
Microsoft brings its prototype gaming system to Tokyo and we get a chance to play

All in all I really liked the experience. It's a completely new form of gaming and much more immersive than the Wii but also something that might be good in little bursts -- at least for the game I was playing. But not all games need be quite so frenetic.

From the limited demonstrations on offer it's hard to draw any conclusions on how successful the system will become but the technology is very impressive. A lot of the success will likely depend on the imagination of game developers and just what they dream up to do with the technology.

A host of big-name developers are working on Natal games including: Activision Blizzard, Bethesda Softworks, Capcom, Disney, EA, Konami, MTV Games, Namco Bandai, Sega, Square Enix, THQ and Ubisoft.

Natal is promised for next year but there's no word on when it will be out or the system's price. This is one technology gamers will want to keep an eye on.

 

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