We had a brief run-in with motion-based gaming at our office when we reviewed the Sony Ericsson Yari, but it wasn’t really a full-featured console-like experience. The opposite holds true about Microsoft’s Project Natal – it will bring motion-based gaming to the Xbox 360.
Unlike the gesture-based game play of the Nintendo Wii, Project Natal for the Xbox 360 uses your entire body motion as game controls (it uses a special camera to capture your movement). It seems like it will be pretty cheap too…
Fudzilla is reporting that the Project Natal add-on for the Xbox 360 will cost around 80 US dollars (60 euro), or perhaps even cheaper at 50 dollars (35 euro). It’s a whole different matter of how much the games that use Natal will cost.
Natal will have other uses besides games too – it certainly looks fun:
At 50 bucks, I think X 360 owners will see a lot of Natal boxes under the Christmas trees this year.