VentureBeat had an interview with Microsoft's Shane Kim, corporate vice president for strategy and business development at Microsoft’s game division, about Project Natal and the software giant's other plans for the game market. One of the things Kim reveals is that the Xbox 360 has a life cycle through 2015, ten years after the launch of the console.
VB: Can you think about postponing the next-generation console launch if you introduce something big in mid-cycle like Project Natal?
SK: We firmly believe that the Xbox 360 has a life cycle through 2015 (10 years after the launch). Project Natal is a great innovation. It will work with every Xbox 360 sold. It’s not about pushing more pixels on the screen. It’s about how to break down barriers that stop people from playing games.