E3 09: ‘Rare is intimately involved with Project Natal’

Like Kotaku, we’ve been wondering what Rare’s been up to as of late. As it turns out, the developer has been deeply involved with Microsoft’s Project Natal technology. Microsoft corporate vice president Shane Kim recently gave them the inside scoop.

“They’re doing an awful lot of work, even outside the traditional game space,” he says. Any specific details? If you guessed “not at this time,” come on down to receive your prize.

Kim did give a hint at what the developer’s involvement might entail, saying “Rare is alive and well and really having a broader impact on the entire Xbox world than just doing the games they traditionally have in the past.”

To echo comments I have been hearing from some of you, I’m not entirely sold on Project Natal. Is it strangely futuristic, and cool as hell? Absolutely. Would I want to play games without any sort of physical object to hold, like a controller? At this time, no. But that’s not to say I couldn’t be convinced otherwise.

Jordan Devore
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