Project Natal “World Premiere” To Be Complete Media Cirque Du Soleil

Project Natal “World Premiere” To Be Complete Media Cirque Du Soleil

Microsoft is holding the “world premier” of Project Natal the Sunday before E3 2010, with a special performance by Canada’s own Cirque du Soleil adding an air of magic, wonderment and subtle creepiness to the evening.

Sunday, June 13 is the date of what Microsoft is calling the /”world premiere” of Project Natal, the camera-based motion sensing peripheral for the Xbox 360, and what better way to herald the coming of a device that marries movement and gaming than with the movement experts of the Cirque du Soleil?

For 24 years the Cirque has been delivering astounding themed performances, mixes live music with character-driven performances. For man, it’s the first thing that comes to mind when they think ‘circus’.

Sunday’s Project Natal event is open to all ages, and will be followed on Monday morning by an Xbox 360 press briefing. Kotaku will be there for both, taking pictures if we can get over the magic and wonderment of it all.

I just hope this doesn’t mean I’ll need to suspend a rope from my ceiling to play Project Natal. I’ve tried it before, and it always ends in tears.


  • Hi David.

    Any chance of using your super investigation powers and find out if this is likely to make it to MTV (Aussie Foxtel) I am sure that it will likely make it to the usual places that we get US TV from, and perhaps faster but wondering if it will ‘officially’ be broadcast in AUS. I did also hear on Major Nelsons twitter/blog:

    Microsoft’s E3 media briefing will air live on Spike TV on Monday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT. Both events can also be viewed live on… FYI

  • Cirque du Soleil put on some fantastic performances. I try to go every time they come to Perth.
    I’d watch this premiere even if Natal wasn’t there 😛

    I’m interested to see what Natal is capable of, and whether it will be the gaming revolution Microsoft seems to think it is. I have my doubts, though.

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