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