I sat down to speak with John Schappert, Corporate VP of Xbox Live, Software, Studios and Devices. AKA all things Xbox 360. One of the pressing questions I had was, of course, about Project Natal and when we'd be seeing it. Obviously we're not expecting to see the fancy device sitting atop our TVs this year, but what about 2010? Schappert's response? "Not in 2009." Curt, to the point, and very carefully worded.
Will Microsoft be showing Project Natal to press in the near future? "I don't know if we're going to be showing it on a frequent basis...probably not. I think it's made its reveal and we'll probably get hard at work and get it all done, get the experiences great. But nothing planned."