Microsoft Shows Off Motion Controller Tech

Posted: Jun 2 2009, 6:21am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 2:41pm CDT, in News | Gaming


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Nintendo gave its Wii console some of the slickest and best controls ever devised for a gaming system. The controls allow players to use natural motion to interface with video games. Microsoft has unveiled a new motion controller called Project Natal that may make the Wii controls look clunky by comparison.

The controls developed under project Natal require nothing to be held by the player. A control system that is full hands free senses the player's facial gestures and motion to allow direct control of a game.

The control system is said to be in the early stages, but prototypes have been sent to all major game developers. As with any control system, how well the controls perform and how popular they are really depends on the type of games produced that take advantage of the controls.

Via BBC News

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