Project Natal is a hands-free-motion-sensitive controller system. Unlike the Wii which uses a motion-based "Wii-mote", Project Natal is totally controller free. So, if you were to kick a ball in a soccer game, all you'd have to do is to execute a kicking motion.A prototype of 3DV Systems' motion-sensitive video camera, the technology that is most likely behind Microsoft's Project Natal, which it announced at E3 on Monday. (Credit: CNET)
This is very cool and all, but the question is.. will gamers abandon the traditional controller? Is this the future of gaming?
Personally, I would say NO. To me, a good gaming experience is a good "hands on" experience. If I was to be playing a racing game, I would like to have a physical steering wheel, if it was a beat-em-up game, a joystick with the conventional 6-button would be best. You get my drift.
Project Natal is very impressize indeed. But somehow, I feel it will suffer the same fate as the Wii..limited to only sports, cooking and fitness games.