American McGee Wanted "Control Input Innovation" With PS4
The PlayStation 4 is enjoying a worldwide lovefest from many gamers, journalists, developers and analysts, but as always, nothing is 100%.
For example, take Alice creator American McGee, who recently told Forbes that he's not all that impressed with Sony's new console set to launch in 2013.
Although he appreciates the nod to developers, he wanted to see "innovation in control input" and that didn't happen:
"I was hoping for innovation in control input. Didn't see anything meaningful, so 'meh.' It's nice that they're moving towards what looks like more developer-friendly hardware and indie friendly distribution. Remains to be seen if the appearance matches reality. Overall, I think this generation of consoles will struggle painfully against the momentum of mobile/online games we're seeing globally."
So I guess he wanted a different, perhaps more advanced controller than what we're getting with the Dual Shock 4. That's fair, I suppose, but I have yet to see a form of control that's even close to as accurate as pressing a button...which is one of the big reasons I despise playing games on smartphones and tablets. It's also why I think his last assessment is just plain baloney. Hardcore gamers want the best the industry has to offer and that does not happen in the mobile/social gaming space. Sorry, it just doesn't, and it isn't going to.
3/25/2013 9:26:21 PM Ben Dutka