Epic Games ponders Natal integration

Epic Games ponders Natal integration

By Rob Crossley

July 6th 2009 at 4:30PM

Bleszinski suggests merging classic controls with Natal features

Epic Games ‘will take a look at Natal’ for possible game development, said the company’s design director Cliff Bleszinski.

Speaking to Develop in an interview available now, Bleszinski said that Microsoft’s new interface model has given him ideas for new games.

“As game creators, anytime we see new tech like that the ideas always come out. I can’t go into the ones I’ve had because, obviously, someone else might do it.

“Y’know, we’ll take a look at Natal - no promises - but it’s likely that the classic control interface is what Epic will be working on in the foreseeable future.”

However, the Gears of War franchise creator added that a Natal-powered game doesn’t necessarily have to completely reject classic controls.

“I think there’s ways that you could merge the two interfaces and supplement a classic game with Natal controls to make something compelling,” he said.