Rumor: Microsoft's Project Natal to launch November 2010 for $80 or less

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Details of Project Natal's launch have leaked, and anonymous sources have told MCV that the highly anticipated motion-control device will launch next November on 14 games, at a very reasonable price. The sources said that Microsoft plans to ship 5 million Natal units at launch, in both stand-alone packages as well as coupled with Xbox 360 consoles and other accessories. Redmond is reportedly aiming the hardware at impulse buyers, with the hardware to cost between $50 and $80 -- a steal compared to the pricing of other Xbox 360 accessories.

No information was given about the 14 games that will supposedly be ready for Natal's launch -- though, Microsoft announced in September that it had support from 12 major publishers, including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, Disney Interactive, Electronic Arts, Konami, MTV Games, Namco Bandai, Sega, Square Enix, THQ, and Ubisoft. In addition, game designer Peter Molyneux confirmed previously that Fable 3 would feature support for Natal, and with a "late 2010" release date, it may be among the 14 titles.

While all of this seems plausible, none of it is set in stone, so take it with a grain of salt -- or two.

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