Bill Gates Says 'Project Natal' Camera Coming to PC

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates now says that his company's motion-sensitive camera, codenamed Project Natal, can also be used in conjunction with a PC.

Gates told CNET that the camera is not meant for only games, "but for media consumption as a whole, and even if they connect it up to Windows PCs for interacting in terms of meetings, and collaboration, and communication."

"Both the Xbox guys and the Windows guys latched onto that and now even since they latched onto it the idea of how it can be used in the office is getting much more concrete, and is pretty exciting," he said.

The chairman noted that future reductions in the cost of Natal will see it migrate to the office environment.

"I think there's incredible value as we use that in the office connected to a Windows PC," he added. "So Microsoft research and the product groups have a lot going on there, because you can use the cost reduction that will take place over the years to say, why shouldn't that be in most office environments."