Mikami: Motion Controls Won't Hit Big For A Decade
We're liking the look and feel of Vanquish; it looks like another winner from Resident Evil designer Shinji Mikami.
The latter recently spoke to PSM3 magazine about the motion sensing explosion and in referring to PlayStation Move and Microsoft's Kinect, and he says it'll be quite some time before such technologies have any real impact. In fact, Mikami believes it will remain a secondary form of gaming for a decade; only when we get super advanced will it get super huge. Said Mikami:
"I don't think motion controls will be in the gaming mainstream in the next ten years. When the technology gets to the point where you can just flick your eyeballs around and the computer can pick it up, you won't need a controller anymore. Obviously it's going to take a while to get there."
It almost sounds like he's joking but at the rate this industry is progressing, who knows? Ten years ago, the PS2 was all ready to launch; Sony promised "Toy Story"-esque graphics and we got Fantavision at first. In addition to Mikami's comments, Ubisoft European boss Alain Corre said he wasn't sure of Move and Kinect's impact, either, and he doubted the motion sensing units would add five years of life to the consoles (as apparently, both Sony and Microsoft are hoping for).
So, what do you say? Do we need to get super crazy advanced before it hits really big and becomes the primary form of gaming? Leaving a controller behind for 90% of the hardcore gaming populace seems just plain silly right now...
9/2/2010 10:25:58 AM Ben Dutka