EA Boss: Motion Sensing Technology "Will Be A Great Benefit"
Ever since E3, when both Sony and Microsoft unveiled their new motion sensing technologies, the gaming world has been a-buzz with the idea: is motion sensing the future of the industry? Is it keeping us back? Will it not have any significant effect at all? Quantic Dream's David Cage doesn't like the idea, but there are always two sides to every issue.
Take EA UK boss Keith Ramsdale, for instance. In speaking to VideoGamer at the recent Shine Week in London, Ramsdale said the new technology in question most certainly shouldn't be viewed as a threat. In fact, he warned that old-school gamers need to stop looking back and embrace the future. He also believes it to be "a logical step" for Sony and Microsoft to dive into the motion sensing world, and while it might not "work particularly well" with certain genres, Ramsdale still thinks it'll be a "great benefit to the industry." In response to the hardcore who say motion sensing is hampering gaming, he added:
"People look back too much instead of looking forward. What these devices and mechanics bring, a lot of stuff we haven’t even figured out yet. We’re going to be doing that over the next few years. The opportunities are much greater by having numerous interfaces between the player and the content. Your opportunities become so much greater.
Is there a threat to the industry? No, not in any way, shape or form. Complete the opposite. This allows us to go into an area of entertainment that isn’t thought of."
This will likely be an ongoing argument for quite some time; for our part, we haven't taken sides just yet. We really have to see how the two new motion sensing technologies come out, although we really don't think it'll somehow take over the industry and we'll only be able to play games with motion-sensing technology. The tech would have to be both stupendous and bordering on virtual reality for this to happen, in our humble opinion.
7/17/2009 Ben Dutka