We know Microsoft is pushing Natal on developers pretty relentlessly, but haven’t known much about who’s been receptive to their advances. So far we’ve heard that Sega, Take-Two and a few others are developing something for it, but it turns out there are quite a lot of other companies working with it as well. And all of them are big, nay, huge names.
Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, Disney, EA, Konami, MTV Games, Namco Bandai, Square Enix, THQ and Ubisoft are all “actively working on” games for the motion controller, Microsoft has announced. As they point out, these companies account for over 70% of third-party software sales of the current generation of consoles and own many of the biggest franchises in existence. So a rather necessary bunch to have on board.
What exactly these companies are working on is kept under wraps and shall be revealed at a later date, but the bosses are exited.
“Microsoft ‘Project Natal’ could fundamentally change the way players experience sports games,” said EA Sports president Peter Moore.
Dusty Welch, senior vice president and head of Publishing at Activision Blizzard, is “encouraged by the innovation that Project Natal will bring to the industry and how it can transform consumers’ video games experience.”
Capcom’s Keiji Inafune, managing corporate officer and head of Research & Development Management, feels that Natal will “expand the possibilities of gaming” and Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot sees its “enormous opportunities.”