Microsoft Has Natal 2 On Deck?

In a recent interview with “The Sydney Morning Herald” Managing Director of Microsoft Research (Asia) Hsiao-Wuen Hon stated that there is IN FACT someone working on the next installment of Microsoft’s little camera that could. Read the quote!

“All this comes from investment made more than five years ago. Microsoft can also move into any new area very quickly because we have this reservoir of talent. This is an important reason for Microsoft to invest so much in research and give us all this freedom. And 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. I really love what Microsoft is doing,”

So there you have it……….alright maybe we are bending his words a little bit. He may have been speaking hypothetically but that is close of a confirmation to me! If the Natal does end up being successful, we can expect to have to buy another version just a few years down the road. Or…could this mean a version will ship standard with the current / next Xbox? Speculate wildly all you want, I’m going to hit the gym to get ready for all the arm swinging I’ll be doing when Natal ships!

[original story via Industry Gamers]

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