Project Natal is, if you hadn't worked it out by the whole "project" bit, simply a working title for Microsoft's upcoming motion sensing peripheral. What's its actual name? We don't know, but we're about to find out.
A report on Edge says that Natal's final, actual name will be revealed as part of Microsoft's E3 showcase. Which is a bit of a shame. Like Nintendo's public code names, I'd grown quite attached to the whole "Natal" name, and will - for a while at least - have trouble calling it anything else.
Especially if that "anything else" is something stupid. Which, considering Natal is being targeted at casual and family users, it may well be.
So goodbye, "Project Natal". It's been an interesting eleven months. Especially so given the fact that, because I'm a bit of a Rugby fan, every time I say "Natal" I think of the South African province, and not a "birth" as it's intended. Which is just...odd.
Natal To Cost $149 – Source [Edge]