The leader in 3D sensing and recognition technologies, PrimeSense, and Microsoft Corp, announced today that PrimeSense will be providing its leading 3D Sensing technology for use in 'Project Natal' for the Xbox 360 gaming console.
Vice President of Xbox 360 hardware, Ian Spillinger, said that they've seen tremendous excitement and anticipation for the arrival of Project Natal this year, and that PrimeSense has delivered an important component to the technology, helping us deliver revolutionary controller-free entertainment experiences in the living room.
Chief Executive Officer of PrimeSense, Inon Beracha, stated that PrimeSense's technology enables a paradigm shift in the way people interact with consumer electronic devices. The engagement with the Xbox 360 establishes PrimeSense's position as a leading supplier of 3D-sensing technology. Inon Beracha also explained that they are especially honored to have a partner like Microsoft who shares their vision for bringing innovative and engaging natural experiences to consumers.
President and Founder of PrimeSense, Aviad Maizels, explained that Xbox 360 Hardware Engineering teams developed the "Project Natal" sensor based on the PrimeSensor reference design to support the special requirements of "Project Natal".
Microsoft announced recently at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that "Project Natal" will be available during Christmas in 2010.