Capcom: Sony Needs A "Strong Business Model" For Move
Sony and Microsoft are attempting to grab a piece of that giant motion-sensing pie that emerged from the oven with the Wii, but if they wish to be successful, they better be proactive on all fronts.
Or so says Capcom president Haruhiro Tsujimoto. According to what he told Develop, there might be enough financial goodness to go around, provided that both Sony and Microsoft have "a concrete plan in place to sell the devices." In other words, they not only need to have the requisite software, they also need to make sure it's in the public eye almost right from the start. Furthermore - and this is just our advice - it would be very useful to include information as to why both Move and Natal offer superior motion-sensing experiences to the Wii. Said Tsujimoto:
"If there isn't a strong business model message from the platform holders about how they will develop [motion controllers] with users, then I don't think it will go well."
He isn't the only publishing boss to express some doubts or concern over this new direction, and it'll really come down to whether or not the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 can cater to a slightly different demographic. Or, if they can manage to convince hardcore gamers on each platform that it's a worthwhile experience. For our part, we're interested...but we still reserve judgment for when Move hits store shelves later this year.
5/17/2010 10:41:09 AM Ben Dutka