Friday, 28 May 2010

Ex Microsoft Boss Thinks Natal Will Fail

Former Microsoft studio manager Scott Bayless has said that Natal will likely be dead on arrival if Microsoft fail to integrate it into the Xbox 360:
"When I met with Microsoft in 2008 to look at Natal I asked, 'When will you integrate this into the 360?'"

"Their response was, 'We're probably going to wait and see on that' to which I said: 'Then you're going to fail.'"
He seems sure that many will be put off with the lack of integration:
"Plays like this always fragment and the disincentive to developers is powerful. When I'm spending tens of millions on a game, the last thing I want to do is lose 90 per cent of my market."
There is speculation that Natal will retail at £100, a fairly offensive price if true considering the components are relatively inexpensive.

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