Xbox manager compares Natal to Live

In a recent interview with Game Informer, Xbox Live manager Marc Whitten compared the importance of Live with that of the forthcoming motion-based Natal technology. “Live is at the core of everything we do,” Whitten stated. “I think you’re going to see us doing the same thing with Project Natal. We’re continuing the journey of how do you make the user experience as simple as possible for the broadest possible audience. You probably saw a little bit in some of the videos we had at E3. I think you can see our passion and where we want to go.”

Whitten also hinted at some Live projects in the works which would take advantage of the Natal technology. Whatever’s being planned, we’ve all got a while to wait – Natal isn’t expected to be released until the end of 2010.