Disney's Epic Mickey Might Have Life On The PS3 And 360
Initially, Disney's Epic Mickey was supposed to be in development for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. But it didn't take long before Warren Spector and Junction Point Studios decided to shift their first title exclusively to the Wii.
This didn't go over too well with those who either don't own a Wii or have no intention of owning one, but it seems that with the impending motion sensing technologies for both the PS3 and 360, there might still be hope. This from Disney's Graham Hopper in speaking to Gamasutra; Hopper said the game's core concepts are rooted in its "ink and paint mechanic," which is why it fits well with the Wii. But we've got the PS3 motion controller and Natal for the 360 on the horizon, so the situation has changed. "If we started it 6 months ago we would have potentially thought differently about it," he said. Now, it's no surprise to learn that Disney has a very large audience amongst Wii owners, but at the same time, we have to assume a game like Epic Mickey would do very well on the PS3 and 360. And we don't necessarily have to rely on motion sensing, do we? I suppose it'll have to remain in the game, but perhaps they could simply implement some traditional controls...and couldn't they make it a lot prettier, too? Of course they could.
We'll let you know if Disney ever decides to pursue any other platform besides the Wii for this game. In the meantime, guess we'll just have to be satisfied with the likes of Heavy Rain and God of War III. ...oh darn.
2/18/2010 9:27:23 PM Ben Dutka