If you’ve been waiting with baited breath since E3 for the launch of Project Natal, it seems you’ve got at least another year’s wait before you’ll be able to get your mitts on it.
The chaps over at MCV have heard from their sources that Microsoft’s motion-sensing camera peripheral for the Xbox 360 will hit shelves in November 2010, which matches the “late next year” claims we’ve heard before.
Even better is that the price seems like it’ll be a reasonable one, costing under £50 to buy alone. Apparently this is an attempt to tap in to the “impulse buy” consumer market, with one source saying it could even cost as little as £30.
Project Natal will also be sold in a bundle with Xbox 360 consoles, with around 5 million units spread between bundles and solo sales expected to be produced for the first sales hit.
A total of 14 games are being prepped to launch alongside the cam, and this is apparently where Microsoft is hoping to make the money, instead of through the hardware itself.
Sony will pip Microsoft to the post with its motion-sensing peripheral in Spring 2010, but from what we’ve seen so far we’re expecting more from Microsoft’s creation. Here’s hoping it’ll be worth the wait.
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