Project Natal Is...White? [UPDATE]

Released last year, this is the official concept promotional image of Microsoft's upcoming motion control system Project Natal. It is black. Update: Microsoft comments, clarifies nothing.

Project Natal Is...White? [UPDATE]

"Project Natal" is the code name for Microsoft's controller-free motion controls that, as the promotional clip states, makes the players the controller.

Project Natal Is...White? [UPDATE]

But even when the device was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last year, it was covered so that the audience could not see it.

Project Natal Is...White? [UPDATE]

Reporter Timo Michael from German cable station RTL had an opportunity to check out Project Natal; however, instead of a black Natal device, a white-colored device was shown in his report. The device seems to be similar to the black Project Natal shown in concept photos.

Project Natal Is...White? [UPDATE]

Does this mean that the final hardware is white? Or is it white and black to match the existing hardware? Is it a prototype? A development kit? Kotaku is following up with Microsoft to clarify.

Update, 12:45pm: A spokseperson for Microsoft told Kotaku: " "The 'Project Natal' sensor used for recent consumer and media demonstrations is a prototype only and does not necessarily reflect the final product. We don't have anything to announce at this time, but stay tuned for more details."

Recently, a Swedish retailer priced Project Natal as costing the equivalent of around US$200.

Project Natal [RTL via VideoGamesZone Thanks David!]