Natal will require 4 metres of space

Is your living room big enough? 

Microsoft has revealed exactly how much space you'll need to clear in order to play Project Natal games.

That's according to Techflash, which says the disclosure was made during a press event led by chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie.

"To be precise, you'll want to clear an area extending at least 4 meters (a little more than 13 feet) away from the television. That's the back edge of the space to be taken into account by the Natal sensors," Techflash reports.

"In terms of width and height, the field of vision naturally expands as it moves from the Natal device to that back edge, ending up a little more than 4 meters wide and 2.7 meters high (about 8 feet, 10 inches)."

As Kotaku points out, the news has led some reporters to question whether there will be enough space to accommodate Natal in Japanese homes. Is your lounge big enough?

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