Microsoft Building New Natal Team
Seeking candidates with “a wide array of specialties,” the company has posted 18 Natal positions on its job board since the end of August. It’s currently looking for producers, developers, engineers, artists and audio staff to be based at MGS in Redmond, Washington.
First announced at E3 in July, the Natal sensor tracks body movement in 3D using an RGB camera, depth sensor, multi-array microphone and a custom processor running proprietary software.
Designed primarily to capture the non videogame playing market, Microsoft has stressed the importance of not rushing the technology to market, insisting that it needs to ship with a strong software line-up. Natal has yet to be given a release date, but is expected to launch next year.