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Peter Molyneux, head of Lionhead and European creative director for Microsoft Game Studios, believes upcoming motion controller Natal could bring about a bigger change than that seen with the introduction of the PC mouse.

"I'm enthusiastic about the change that Natal gives," Molyneux told Gamereactor.

"If you're thinking that Natal is going to give you another version of an FPS, you're just not thinking broadly enough. After all, it was the invention of the mouse that gave us computing as it is today - not the invention of the microprocessor.

"That’s how we ended up controlling our PCs."

Molyneux added: "The mouse was the real revolution of the PC - not the Intel processor. And who's to say Natal couldn't end up creating something you and I can't even imagine now. It forces us to approach technology in a completely different way. Before the mouse, we only had the keyboard."

"That one 9.95 device changed everything about computing. And things like Natal can be a bigger change, but it's hard to imagine."

The Fable creator also warned that it may take the industry some time to get to grips with the new technology, likening Natal to the launch of a new console.

"The first wave of titles that come out will be really good and really polished and great, but they'll be kind of the obvious stuff," he explained. "Even when a new console comes out it takes us a while to get used to it and get our heads around it. I think when something like Natal comes out it really takes a while."

Natal is scheduled for release this autumn.

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Karlius

Way to hype up Natal Peter. Put some gaff tape on that gob of yours. I love how passionate he is but sometimes maybe a little less is more at this stage.

Peter Heed this advice. A wise man once said "Pink seat bad idea"

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Posted 10:20 on 08 February 2010

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Karlius@ renegade

Yet you undoubtedly use Windows so your logic is floored. If you also have a wheel on your mouse that's also a MS patent and you payed MS for the privilege. Using games on windows require DirectX tech guess what that's another MS product. Logic failure, idiot highlighted, well done.

Why do I think Gears 2 and Fable 2 didn't come to PC? Because of Idiots like you making claims about exclusive not meaning exclusive on 360 because the PC has a game. By the seems of things this is also going to be the case for Alan Wake.

PS didn't TD you so will give you a TU as even though your logic is floored it's not really offensive or retarded.
Posted 09:27 on 09 February 2010
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renegade@ Karlius

ITs a shame, more MS BS, give us Fable 1 no 2 Give us Gears of war dont give us 2. Same with Halo.

Some times you wonder if Microsoft even care about the thing that made them big.

Hence I say screw windows live and why I dont own an Xbox :)
Posted 03:59 on 09 February 2010
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Clockpunk@ Karlius

... spit-take, old chap, Where do you find these things? :D
Posted 00:23 on 09 February 2010
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Karlius@ renegade

A let down to who exactly? I loved it.
Fable 3 will not be on PC either!
Posted 23:50 on 08 February 2010
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renegade

Yawn I dont like this bloke. Too much Chit Chat, Fable 2 was a let down and not on Pc. Prove me wrong peter
Posted 23:49 on 08 February 2010
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Karlius

Way to hype up Natal Peter. Put some gaff tape on that gob of yours. I love how passionate he is but sometimes maybe a little less is more at this stage.

Peter Heed this advice. A wise man once said "Pink seat bad idea"

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Posted 10:20 on 08 February 2010