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Xbox 360’s Project Natal: Will suffer from Lag, PS3 Wand is more impressive

As 2010 looks to be a huge year for both Microsoft and Sony with their respective motion controllers, Project Natal and the ‘PS3 Wand’ due out, we have an interesting report to bring you, in which one source claims that Project Natal will suffer from lag issues.

As reported from Eurogamer, Jon Burton – Director at Traveller’s Tales made the comments in a recent interview with Develop.

While he states that Project Natal is ‘exceedingly clever’ he thinks that ‘the lag on the input and lack of physical buttons is really going to restrict the kind of games that can be done with it’ – his words, not ours.

If you didn’t know, Traveller’s Tales are the guys behind the LEGO series, while they also worked on Sonic 3D and the Crash Bandicoot franchise.

In another comment which is sure to fuel debate amongst gamers, he also thinks that Sony’s motion controller is ‘more impressive’ than Project Natal.

Do you agree with his comments? Read the full report over at Eurogamer and let us know your opinions on it.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Matt
Matt

Depends if you count Metroid Prime 3: Currpotion, as a hardcore game. That was fast paced shooter, and it could be played with no problem on the Wii and P.Natal is supposed to be more sophisticated right? 🙂

David
David

If you want a wand, what would stop a developer from using a wand with natal. they could program it to look for markers on the wand and just like that you have the same thing as the ps3 wand on natal. But on the ps3 you can't take away the wand.

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From what I’ve seen, the ps3 motion controller applies much more to shooters and hardcore gamers which are the people that buy a ps3. Sony seem to be bringing something potentially useful to ps3 owners that applies directly to the games they like already. The Natal thing where a ball was getting kicked around and someone throwing paint at a screen doesn’t seem very impressive to a fan of shooters and hardcore gamers which is most who buy a ps3 or 360. The ps3 motion demo at E3 impressed me much much more than Natal. It showed a lot of… Read more »

superdude
superdude

in my opinion that’s why they are waiting with natal. they are making sure that there is no problem. they still have time to fix it if it has lag.

Waldo
Waldo

People need to stop trying to cram Forza or Halo or Gears into Natal. That’s not what it’s for. Microsoft need to come up with some pretty good software to back Natal. Yeah, it’s clever it redefines gaming controllers, but they’re also gonna have to redifine game genres to get the best ouf of it. That said however, if there is any sort of lag, then that might cause big problems. Thats one of the things that makes the Wii a bit poo. If it’s not 1-1 motion, then it’s not proper motion control. I smell lots of shovelware heading… Read more »

ade
ade

it looks like another early announced death for a microsofts project, future users only can certainly wait the new wave of cleaver acronyms to call the errors that will render his consoles unusable, again.

jay
jay

Even Morgan Web from G4 said she experienced noticeable lag while playing with natal on that dodgeball game, and while using it as a wheel for Burnout Paradise. Not only that but she interviewed a dev for Natal and he basically said himself we cant use this for normal disk hardcore games, so no halo or gears for you. If Sony is not an idiot and puts analog sticks on the wands than I think they can be a great add on. They say you can use them for any game when they release the appropriate FW to make them… Read more »

RGFORCE
RGFORCE

Well I have the wii and is fun, I have the ps3 and I think it will be fun b’cause is good to fell something like playing little big planet and still feel buttons, I have the Xbox 360 and I don’t like the idea of driving on Forze withoput a wheel. I think it good to have motion control but I still want to feel a control on my hand

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