Microsoft’s Natal motion camera for Xbox 360 has already proved itself to be impressive. Now it’s up to the developers to show us what they can do with it. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, Capcom’s VP of strategic planning and business development Christian Svensson said that Capcom’s already hard at work on their first Natal project.
“I can’t talk about what we’re doing on Natal right now yet because we haven’t announced it, although we have announced that we’re working on stuff,” said Svensson.
“I think you’ll see again a brand focus on what we’re doing there [on Natal], perhaps a brand we haven’t seen in a while,” he said with a coy smile. “What we’re doing is creating it from the ground up for Natal, in this case. But it’s…” he said, pausing. “How do I describe this…it’s created from the ground up for Natal. We’re not looking at Natal as ‘okay, here’s a little Natal gimmick that we’ve worked into some existing game.'”
“That’s not the plan,” said Svensson.
“The approach is we’re gonna make a ‘gamers game’ for Natal using something amongst our brand history,” he continued. “I know [Mega Man creator and Capcom head of R&D Keiji] Inafune is really excited about it, he’s been very vocal both in Japan and with the media about his vision of what Natal brings. I’m going to have to ask you to wait and see.”
Natal launches holiday 2010. As for when Capcom’s game will launch?
“We’re not going to be at launch, just to temper the expectations,” he said. “We’re gonna cook something and it’s gonna to take a while to cook.”