Xbox Motion-Sensing Project Natal Coming in October?

A marketing manager claims the controller-free add-on for Microsoft's Xbox 360 will be available worldwide this October.

Whether Microsoft intended to say so or not, its Saudi entertainment wing may have revealed Project Natal, the company's motion sensing add-on for the Xbox 360, will launch worldwide in October.

Claiming he had "great news to share with everybody," Microsoft Saudi marketing manager Syed Bilal Tariq said that Natal would launch in Saudi Arabia simultaneous with a worldwide release "that is going to be somewhere in October."

"We will be in a position to confirm the date after E3, which is in June," said Tariq. "But definitely, it is going to be October 2010, and we will have it in Saudi Arabia for sure."

Check it out for yourself, though the full video's pretty long (about 50 minutes total). The Natal segment starts at 37:35.

If Tariq's claims are accurate, it would rule out prior rumors of a holiday timeframe. British biz site MCV claimed late last year that Project Natal would launch in November 2010 with 14 games and sell for less than £50 (about $80 USD then, but $74 USD now).

Expect Microsoft to make this official (or not) at E3 next month.

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