Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) to Release Controller-Free games for the Xbox 360

Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) is expected to announce a new set of video games this week which do not require players to make use of a controller to navigate through a series of menus to begin game play.

The Redmond-based technology company’s new platform, called Natal, will end the user of the controller all together and instead will allow games to rely on a small device which will sit on top of a living room TV which will recognize faces, obey voice commands and track body movements.

Microsoft has remained quiet about which games it will launch along with the device, however the company did show off four technology demos to a group of journalists in Washington. Some have speculated that the games demoed will be part of the package.

“River Rush” is a game excited to create the experience of river rafting. A game called “Living Statue” allows users to record their avatars dancing and singing music karaoke style and then can email the video to their friends and family.



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