TGS 09: Sony Talks 3D, "E-Motion"
You know how Sony has already presented certain games in full 3D, like Wipeout HD? And you know how they're working to revolutionize the motion-sensing aspect of games (see the EyePet)? Well, it's a major highlight of Sony's TGS press conference.
Hirai believes there's "considerable interest" in 3D gaming and furthermore, CG is "easiest and best for 3D," so people have definite expectations when it comes to games and all three dimensions. As for the motion controller, Hirai said we'll continue to see "more development" with the upcoming motion sensing technology; it will be an ever-evolving process, apparently (which isn't exactly surprising). Then he said:
"What I've always felt is that while you are playing a game, you feel a lot of emotions, it's not possible to reflect your emotions onto a game yet. I don't think we have realized the full potential just yet."
The more he talks, the more interesting the concept becomes. In fact, he says he wants to place the letter "e" in front of "motion" to get "e-motion;" it's Kaz's dream, as he reminds us that cameras can capture the emotions in our eyes and even our sweat. Of course, everything isn't "fully developed" just yet but they can talk about the future all they wish. There's no doubt that stuff like this will challenge Nintendo's stranglehold on the motion-sensing part of the industry, and Microsoft's Natal will have to stand up and deliver as well.
9/23/2009 9:13:21 PM Ben Dutka