Microsoft’s Natal Uses Cheap Hardware, Could Be Good And Bad For Consumers
Natal, Microsoft’s upcoming competitor to the Wii and Playstation Move, seems pretty exciting, based on the demos we’ve been able to see already. But according to its creator, the technology powering the thing is pretty cheap. After Microsoft announced the company Primesense this week as the provider of the Natal’s 3D-reading sensor, users flocked to their website to find a description of the sensor as “a low cost, plug and play device.” In addition, the device doesn’t require calibration, and doesn’t need to access the 360′s processor to work.
News like this is hopefully a good indicator that the Natal will be inexpensive, but Microsoft hasn’t announced any pricing details yet. We’ll just have to wait and see.