OK, motion-camera support in a Halo product. Does that make your skin crawl with disgust... or tingle with excitement about the future? Of course, considering we know next to nothing about Reach, it's probably hard to feel one way or the other.
Bungie also received an early look at the "Project Natal" motion-sensing controller Microsoft is developing for the Xbox. Studio President Harold Ryan said he's enthusiastic about the device and it could be used in "Reach," another version of "Halo" expected in the fall of 2010. "I absolutely think 'Reach' could be enabled with it," he said.
But let's assume for the moment that Halo: Reach is, in fact, the rumored squad-based tactical combat game set in the Halo universe. This is somewhat supported by the teaser graphic, which pretty deliberately shows different-looking character silhouettes, like it's trying to be all class-based and stuff.
In recent tactical combat shooters like GRAW or Rainbow Six Vegas 2, you would order your AI teammates around, telling them to move to forward cover, telling them to open fire, when to hold back and stay quiet, and so on. If you've watched enough bad action movies, you know that there tend to be a set of incredibly exaggerated hand motions used by, say, Ben Stiller or whoever, to direct the dudes behind him.
So what if some form of those movements were used in a game like Halo: Reach to silently order your squad around? I'm reaching, I know, but I think that'd be kind of awesome. Provided it worked, of course. I bet this dude, at least, would be stoked.