Monday, June 08, 2009

NXE Minority Report Designer and Project Natal

I managed to dig up this old news from Kotaku dated July 2008. They were talking about the redesign of the XBOX 360 User Interface which we now all know as the NXE. Back then it was interesting that they got the design company 'Schematic' who has people that worked on the impressive UI Tom Cruise was using in the 'Minority Report'. Read all about that here.

With the announcement of Natal coupled with this piece of news, it makes you wonder just how long has Microsoft been planning the 'reinvention' of the XBOX 360.

Nonetheless, Natal comes as a welcome change to many XBOX 360 owners who would like to have a shot a the 'future'.



For those who wish to remember how the UI in 'Minority Report' functioned, check out the video above. While I am very excited to see Project Natal's implementation with the XBOX 360, I am equally excited to learn about the possibilities of future integration with Windows 7 or other Microsoft Operating Systems. As a developer, I would like to know just how far we can all push the PC and how close we can get to havign our holodecs at home.

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