Hey Sony, PlayStation Move Still Needs A Big-Time Killer App
The PlayStation Move hasn't suffered terrible sales. Quite the contrary, in fact.
And yet, if it really wants to make any more significant strides, it's going to require a AAA elite killer app, which it has not yet received. For a while, many thought that title could be Sorcery, but while solid and entertaining, it didn't really qualify. It was simply too short and nowhere near involved enough for the hardcore.
Sony said when they launched the Move that they wished to cater to hardcore gamers, that they desired to deliver top-notch experiences the long-time veterans would enjoy. However, I still only want to play the Sports Champions games and that's about it. Personally, I think there's a very small percentage of hardcore gamers who have any interest in using the Move for a AAA production like Uncharted 4 or something. There's a limitation to the motion-sensing technology, and one notices that upon playing just about anything with Move (or Kinect).
So not only does Move need an attention-generating killer app, that game also needs to make the avid gamer stand up and take notice. Move works well with some shooters but other than that, my Move controllers mostly just gather dust. I think what all Move owners want is something unique and special; not merely a slightly better experience than what they'd get on other platforms. I just have no idea what sort of game would allow the Move to shine in the eyes of the hardcore...
12/2/2012 10:20:36 PM Ben Dutka