TGS ’09: Japanese developers love Project Natal
posted on 09.25.09 at 11:45 PM EDT by (@salromano)

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We’ve seen what Microsoft can do with Natal and now developers living in the heart of the gaming world are taking high interest in Microsoft’s new techology for Xbox 360.

New interview tapes with Capcom’s Keiji Inafune, Namco’s Yozo Sakagami, Tecmo’s Keisuke Kikuchi, Kojima Pro’s Kenichiro Imaizumi, Sega’s Kenichiro Nagoshi, From Software’s Masanori Takeuchi, and Konami’s Naoki Maeda have been released for TGS and they all seem to love the new motion controller. Inafune sees it as an “enhancement” rather than a replacement to the way we play games.

Listen to what the rest have to say.

TGS 2009: Japanese developers love on Project Natal [JoyStiq]

  • incredibilistic

    Developers are always so enamored with new technology but seldom does their initial excitement materialize into an actual game that’s worth playing. Remember all the great ideas developers had for the Wii controller? You could probably count the amount of original ideas and great use of the Wii controller on one hand and just about all of them are from Nintendo. Even the games from Nintendo are getting less inventive (the new Mario and Metroid Trilogy don’t give me the sense that they’d be impossible on another system).

    For both Microsoft’s and Sony’s sake I hope that their internal studios have some good ideas as it’s apparent that the makers of the technology will have a better understanding of it than any third-party ever will.