Microsoft – “Natal will have a 5 Year Lifespan”
It seems that Microsoft is planning on tacking on an additional 5 years to the Xbox 360…OR they have another console in the works that will work better with Natal. I highly doubt that the 5 year lifespan for Natal is going to be 5 years on the current hardware that we’ve all been playing on for quite some time already.
According to an interview on CVG, MS executive Aaron Greenberg had the following to say about Natal:
“The richness of the technology is going to really enable experiences that never had existed before. And we’re not just speaking about what we’re doing this year, but I think two, three, four, five years from now as this evolves.”
Well it’s not surprising that they want this product to last such a long time. I’m certain that the R&D for the game peripheral cost them some serious cash. Personally I’m still in the camp that thinks that games should be “entertainment” and “an escape”…meaning that I’m not really in the mood to get off my ass, stand in front of my TV, and wiggle my arms like an ass.