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Ubisoft Weighs In On Motion Sensing, PS3 Price Cut

It seems like everyone has an opinion on the two hottest subjects in the industry today: the need for a PlayStation 3 price cut, and the future of motion sensing technology.

Now, it's Ubisoft's Laruent Detoc who offers his comments in a recent IndustryGamers interview. The first topic they tackled was motion sensing, and Detoc says it's about changing "gamers" into "players:"

"We like it. I'd like to see us become an industry not just for “gamers” but for players in general who might not feel comfortable [with standard controllers]. The change of the input device allows anyone to get into it – my father or mother could play. We like that because we think that's how we're going to grow the business. When my 73-year-old mother starts playing games, we're growing the business! So we like it because it's good for the industry, because we've been working on it, and because it's a good opportunity. We've been doing R&D around it for a while and we think there will be many good applications. And we have our own motion-sensing device with the Your Shape camera; so the first motion-sensing device that will show up on the market is going to be ours actually. We think this is a good direction."

As for the PS3 price cut, Detoc carefully works around the issue by simply saying, "it's not my decision to make," but he does add that he believes Sony "knows what they are doing" and that "they have a great lineup of games." Detoc explains that Ubisoft went the more "casual" route last year but this year, catering to the hardcore gamer was definitely on their "to-do list," so they're looking at the PS3 more closely now. You should check out the rest of the interview, too; they talk about "Hollywood convergence," new IPs, and the decision to continue Beyond Good & Evil.

7/23/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (13 posts)

Hezzron
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 10:49:27 AM
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People of all ages watch TV, movies, listen to music, etc. So I can see where gaming companies would want to expand their entertainment to more diverse groups of people as well. No biggie, I'll just keep buying what I like.

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0_o
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 10:59:35 AM
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Will the motion sensing thing work on playstation eye or they will make a new one?!

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King James
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 11:49:05 AM

The Tech demo Sony showed at E3 used the current Playstation Eye.

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King James
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 11:48:23 AM
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Continuing "Beyond Good and Evil" is the best decision Ubi's made this gen.

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Orvisman
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 12:19:16 PM

Agreed!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 2:02:50 PM
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I don't particularly care for Splinter Cell, but wouldn't putting that on PS3 be growing the business?

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www
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 4:22:31 PM
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Honestly, i think motion sensing remote-like controllers is a great idea. I have a little nephew who has his right hand working and the left handicapped and i was wondering how he'll play games. Now i think i can buy games for him in the future with these one-hand controllers coming :)

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city96
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 4:26:16 PM
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Eye toy was kinda first you know.

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 9:04:53 PM
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As long as they keep making games for hardcore gamers like us, shooters, RPG's, etc. I'm not too fussed about the whole expansion to casual gamers.

Heck, I'm excited about the EA Sports franchise in 2011 when Sony's motion controls are up and running. Tiger Woods 2011 on PS3 FTW!!!

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Alienange
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 10:31:19 PM
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Well of COURSE he "worked around the issue." Only a complete moron would come right out and say PS3 needs a price drop.

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slayerkillemall
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 11:45:41 PM
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"grow" as a market/business,all you want.,
just keep making "games",as well as "interactive software",or beware you will loose your main income which are "gamers" because "casual" wont pay the bills therefore you as a company will go out of business.

in other words:,Dont quit your day job.

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Oyashiro
Friday, July 24, 2009 @ 2:01:23 AM
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After doing inventory at my store, I'm really hating Ubisoft for all the shovelware they are vomiting upon the DS.

I don't know about you but I am a Gamer, I want no part of this "Player" business that Ubisoft is talking of. This 'Lets cater to both the Hardcore and the Casual' will have its repercussions. The store shelve are being cluttered with crap that no one is buying.

The big 3 are trying to market there consoles as self help devices and media hubs.

Everyday I stay in this business it just seems like we are on our way to mirroring the "Crash of 83". And what is ironic is it seems Nintendo is leading the way!

Sorry for that little rant... 5 people returned Wiis and 360s tonight. My margins took a dive. >_<

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___________
Friday, July 24, 2009 @ 3:46:25 AM
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when is i am alive due out?
ive been really looking forward to that game since the announcement trailer its looking different and unique.

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