Bach talks up Natal third-party support
Speaking with CBC at CES last week, Microsoft executive Robbie Bach talked up the third-party support that the new Natal motion control system is enjoying.
According to Bach, some 70 to 80 percent "of the publishers in the world" are working on products for Natal.
"We have something like 70% or 80% of the publishers in the world already doing Natal-based games. Our first party studios are [also] very focused on this. We want to have a few titles from Microsoft that show the way and then we want the breadth and power of the ecosystem from our partners to bring lots of new ideas, new innovations, new concepts to the marketplace," Bach enthuses.
Bach further adds: "Part of the reason we showed Natal at [E3 2009] - which is actually a little bit risky to be honest because it's a new technology, very cutting edge and relatively early in its development - is that we wanted third-party publishers to know that it was real and we wanted them to have developer kits and to get them working on it."
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