Microsoft: ‘Natal won’t hurt our core focus’

While it’s evident that Project Natal is targeting a more casual audience, Microsoft assures us that the more hardcore gamers won’t be cast aside.

Speaking to MCV, European Xbox boss Chris Lewis believed that, along with Natal, major titles such as Alan Wake, Crackdown 2, Fable III and Halo: Reach will make 2010 the biggest year in Xbox history.

“From the beginning, Xbox has always had a very deliberate strategy to focus on core gamers and then expand the market,” said Lewis.

“Project Natal is meant to complement, not replace, the experiences on Xbox 360. We’ve reached new heights in creating a more natural and responsive gaming and entertainment experience for people of all interests and skill levels, whilst maintaining our commitment to deliver quality core games that consistently exceed expectations.”