EA, Quantic Dream Interested In PS3 Motion Controller
It's an all new war within the console battle: the vying for third-party support for Sony's PS3 motion controller and Microsoft's motion technology, known as Natal.
Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg has recently been quoted as saying that "70-80% of game companies" are already working on software for Natal, and Sony has said there will be plenty of games ready to go when their motion control system launches this year. Now, according to PSU, EA's Jens Uwe Intat has told MCV they'll have some motion-compatible software ready, and Quantic Dream's David Cage stated his team would be interested in experimenting with the new technology. It'll certainly be interesting for consumers; said Uwe Intat:
"Our studios are working with the first parties to create some interesting games for those controllers. We can expand the audience for an existing game, but it’s also a good time to come up with brand new ideas and way to play."
Cage is apparently intrigued by the motion controller for "more mature games," which probably isn't surprising, considering Quantic's work on Heavy Rain. Gamers have been split on this ever since the technology was unveiled at E3 last year; some see it as an unnecessary attempt to emulate the success of the Wii while others see it as an innovative and potentially even revolutionary step in the PlayStation 3 era. What do you say? Is this your thing or not?
1/13/2010 9:14:13 PM John Shepard