A Natal motion sensing game will be shown off by Sega at this year’s E3 game expo, the gaming giant has revealed. An exec at the former console maker lavished praise on the new kit in a recent interview, and let slip that it’s got the PlayStation Move in house too: read on for what he had to say.
Sega’s Mike Hayes, in charge of Sega North America and Europe, sat down with CVG this week to talk about the company’s plans for the year, and unsurprisingly, both Natal and PlayStation Move are set to play a pivotal role.
Hayes revealed that both Sony and Microsoft have given Sega developer kits for their motion peripherals, and that Sega will have a little something to show for Natal at least come June. “We asked our Japanese studio to create something for [Natal] which we’ll show off at E3. They had a brilliant prototype up and running within six weeks. I mean a genuinely entertaining prototype you could just play,” he said.
Hayes also went on to dismiss concerns of lag surrounding Natal, saying that from what Sega has seen trying out Natal in house, “it’s our point of view that most if not all of what’s been promised on both is going to be delivered.”
Most tantalisingly of all though, Hayes predicted that Sega Natal games will reach the level of sophistication seen in the concept demo Peter mlyneux showed off at last year’s E3, “within 12 to 24 months”, and that we’ll see “some brilliant innovations.”
He also revealed that we can expect to see Sega Natal offerings as soon as “the end of this year and in 2011″, so it looks as though Sega will be a launch publisher. Super Monkey Ball? We hope so, because a Sonic game that makes you run on the spot sounds far too tiring. Expect to find out more at E3 2010, taking place 15-17 June.