Microsoft Project Natal demo season seems to be ramping up. Yesterday we revealed that Jonathan Ross got a Project Natal hands-on, now MTV has got its mitts on the motion-sensing system. And it claims it noticed a delay…
Russ Frusstick of MTV Multiplayer reports that Project Natal is not yet delivering instant motion-capture. He says: “It’s close, very close, but once you start playing you’ll undoubtedly notice a tiny delay.”
Frusstick claims that the delay ranges from as little as 0.08 seconds to 0.12 seconds but that it averages out at about 0.10 seconds.
As the report suggests, even Hollywood motion capture devices show a slight delay with considerably more high-end cameras and processing than Project Natal features.
It’s unlikely that such a minor delay will scupper Project Natal Xbox 360 gaming but we still hope Microsoft can cut that gap down further.
To truly battle Sony’s PS3 Arc motion controller and the reigning champion, the Nintendo Wii, Project Natal will need to deliver compelling motion-sensing gameplay.
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