Alan Smithee

Natal 2…Seriously?

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Ugh, it makes me sick to think of the unearned dollars I'm going to lose in the next decade or so on this type of technology.

Microsoft, I know you guys like to have redundancy piled upon redundancy, but seriously…there’s no need for you to have a Natal 2 in the works when we’ve still got 7+ months of waiting to get through before we get the FIRST version of your hardware.

There’s news coming out of The Sydney Morning Herald and Spong, that the the giant company is currently planning a version 2 of the motion sensing hardware coming out this fall, Natal.

Microsoft Research Asia director Hsiao-Wuen Hon stated in a recent interview that:

“When we do invent something first like the Natal kind of scenario, while we have a researcher working with the product group for the first version, we already have a researcher thinking about the second version down the road so we certainly hope we will continue to be holding that technology,”

So while the rest of us are sitting on our hands when it comes to motion technology, Microsoft is busy making not one, but two working designs for the hardware. Personally I think this talk is moving us closer and closer to the Nextbox that MS has been working on for the longest time. It’s only a matter of time people, there will be a next gen at one point for Microsoft, you can bank on it.

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