Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games, says that his company's games are not necessarily a "good fit" for Natal.
Asked what opportunities he sees for Natal and the Gears of War
series, Rein said, "That's a hard one. Our games are really designed for the controller experience. They're very twitchy. I'm not a hundred per cent sure there's a good fit there, or that there even needs to be."
That doesn't mean he sees absolutely no future for his company's games and the motion non-controller, however. "I could see doing gestures to other player in multiplayer games, where Natal notices if you've raised your hand. I could see maybe using it to throw a grenade. But I doubt the Gears of War
-type experience is what they're aiming for with Natal."
So... what is
Natal good for? "What's exciting to me is it opens up the possibility for bringing non-gamers into the fold."
His comments are not dissimilar from those of Gears lead designer Cliff Bleszinski
, who said that you don't just tag something like Natal into a game like Gears
and that Natal is Microsoft targeting the Wii Fit