Microsoft: Majority Of World's Publishers Working On Natal Games

Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft's entertainment and devices division (which includes the Xbox 360), has told the Financial Post that most of the world's publishers are at work on games for Project Natal, the 360's upcoming motion control peripheral.

"We have something like 70 per cent or 80 per cent of the publishers in the world already doing Natal-based games", he told the Canadian business site. "Our first party studios are [also]very focused on this. We want to have a few titles from Microsoft that show the way and then we want the breadth and power of the ecosystem from our partners to bring lots of new ideas, new innovations, new concepts to the marketplace."

During the Tokyo Game Show, Microsoft announced that companies such as Activision, Bethesda, Capcom, Konami, Square Enix and Electronic Arts were developing titles for the peripheral, along with famous developers like Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid) and Sega's Toshihiro "Brown Man" Nagoshi (Yakuza, Monkey Ball).

Guess that list has been added to since then!

Saturday interview: Exclusive, with Robbie Bach, Microsoft [Financial Post]


    Out of all those publishers and people listed, only expect a launch release by Activision and EA oh and Ubisoft if they're working on one too.

    All the others will take their time and some will take years.

      I think Ubisoft also said not to expect a launch release from them to so that leaves 2.

    Good god, it begins... this almost seems like a ridiculous claim Sony would make at E3, but no, I'm not buying what he said, and I'm definitely not buying Natal. Yahtzee said it best, motion controls with no feedback whatsoever aren't just a dead end, they're a dead end full of spiders... It really hurts to have been a gamer for so many years, watching the technology get better and better, and then all of a sudden thanks to a little white Nintendo console, see it do a complete 180... there were more complex games on the NES.

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