Friday, June 12, 2009

Microsoft Natal

Microsoft's E3 press conference provided an amazing insight of the future of video games. It is a motion-capture camera for the XBox360 which is called Microsoft's Project Natal. Natal, which look like a rectangular bar that sits above or below your TV, can track your body's movements in theree dimensions. Thus, there's no need for a game controller, as you (yes, you read it right) will be a controller.

Natal utilizes face recognition and will figure out who you are and sign you in. Natal also features voice recognition, verbal commands can do everything from playing a movie to having a conversation with a virtual character. In this project players can interact with a virtual characters, who respond to your voice, movements, and facial expressions.

With inventions such as Natal, we're quickly approaching a future in which humans can partake in a virtual experience that's nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.

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