Natal 2 in development

Microsoft’s Natal is still a good seven or eight months away from launch, but a research director for the platform holder has already confirmed that work has begun on the successor to the technology.

When we invent something first like Natal, 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,” Microsoft’s Research Asia department director Hsiao-Wuen Hon told The Sydney Morning Herald, as spotted by Spong.

We certainly hope we will continue to be holding that technology.”

Hon also added that Microsoft should have ideally been a leader – and not a follower – in the motion control sector, stating: Looking back I can say we probably should have done more in the consumer space.”

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