Project Natal Demo at E3

Microsoft used the E3 gaming technology conference to introduce Project Natal, an XBox technology in which gamers can interact with the screen with their bodies, without the use of controllers. The 3:40 minute video, shown at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, takes the genre of Nintendo Wii commercial and removes the controllers from the equation.

Project Natal video

See a ball? Kick it, hit it, trap it or catch it. If you know how to move your hands, shake your hips or speak you and your friends can jump into the fun.

Click on the image below to play the video.

The Project Natal sensor is a horizontal bar functioning as an RGB camera, depth sensor, multi-array microphone, providing full-body 3D motion capture, facial recognition, and voice recognition. The Project Natal sensor’s microphone array enables the Xbox 360 to conduct acoustic source localization and ambient noise suppression, allowing for things such as headset-free party chat over Xbox Live.

Microsoft is encouraging online conversation about Xbox E3 or Project Natal on Twitter at #XboxE3.

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