Microsoft Project Natal motion control add-on is “wasted” on games, believes Bethesda Game Studio director Ashley Cheng who’s taken to her blog to write that independent ‘Natal apps’ should be something for Microsoft to consider.
“Seeing it in action, I was totally blown away by it. It seems wasted on games, really,” she writes (via CVG). “Microsoft should open the NATAL API up like Apple does with the iphone/ipad.”
“Let anyone make a NATAL ‘app.’ I bet someone makes a killer app that has nothing to do with gaming.”
As seen in the still above (taken from Natal’s introduction video from last year’s E3), the company is clearly thinking outside just games. Plus, there’s already XNA and Xbox Live Indie Games, so who’s to say Natal apps isn’t exactly what the company has planned?