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Will Motion Controls be as big Next Gen?

When the Nintendo Wii successfully established motion controls back in 2006, the industry did not expect the world outside of the hardcore market to react the way it did. This left both Sony and Microsoft to quickly come to terms with the emerging tech, leaving them scrambling to find a way to not only match the success of Nintendo’s gadget, but to also improve upon it. Now that the Wii has been succeeded by the Wii U, the Daily Reaction team rubs their crystal ball to see if motion will continue to be as influential next-gen.

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camel_toad1331d ago

Yeh from the start of the wii to the move and kinect its just not for me as far as long hard core gaming sessions go. I'm just old and I like a good old game pad in my lazy hands.

I am interested though in what Valve is cooking up.

ChickeyCantor1330d ago

I think what Valve was cooking up was the " big picture" feature for steam. Streamlining the interface for TV mode.

camel_toad1330d ago

@sidar

I'm actually referring to the recent rumors/comments about the device they're working on that almost sounds like it projects holograms that you would basically interact with in an open room.

Sorry I forget the source other than this site.

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dbjj120881331d ago

So true. If motion controls carry over I'll likely quit gaming.

herbs1331d ago

Honestly I'm excited to see what developers do with Wiimotion+ this gen. I also enjoy IR control for first person shooters as an additional option.

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Jinkies1331d ago

Hopefully not...

I don't want to see a single, stupid gimmick in PS4/Nextbox packs when they are released. I do not want to pay for something in that box which I'm not going to use, why waste your time with that crap when you can try to make your console the best, the more powerful hardware on the market.

PopRocks3591331d ago

Stagnation I assume. Unless you can do something really new with it (like the 360 did with online gaming) then a more powerful machine will only do so much for you.

Notice how much motion controls did for broader audiences on both the Wii and 360? Alternative methods of play, while not always necessary, can lead to some amount of technical evolution.

When the Wii was coming out, its controller technology was the hottest thing; here we are in 2012 saying how sick of motion controls we've become. Food for thought.

ChickeyCantor1330d ago

" can lead to some amount of technical evolution. "

Not sure why people are disagreeing. How can the same formula lead to an "evolution"?

People might not like motion controls but it encourages developers to try new things. The same way Nintendo took a gamble with Wii-motes. And Sony and MS followed ( even if they had the tech in their archives for years. It was not until Nintendo showed that there is money in these motion controls).

1upgamer991331d ago

Okay, if you don't like em, well you don't like em. Personally I do...Resident Evil 4 Wii was great with motion. It made the game worth a 4th play. Zelda, Galaxy, Redsteel2. All great with Motion, but I do like the controller option for some games, as some do not do do very well with only the motion controls.

Foolsjoker1331d ago

I don't think the question is can a game be played with motion, but were the games improved because of it?

naiyo1331d ago (Edited 1331d ago )

Yes it can like RE4. I don't see how ppl can play with two analog stick forever. In the year 2020 do you really want to still play games with a 1998 controller?

MsmackyM1331d ago (Edited 1331d ago )

if it wasn't for motion controls I would have never played games like Metroid Prime, or any fps. I could never get the level of control I wanted using dual analog sticks. With that said motion controls made great games I would have otherwise ignored due to not enjoying the controls, accessible to me. Killzone 3 was one of my favorite games and I played it online faithfully until PSN went down, and the Resistance 3 campaign was one of the best single player fps campaigns in awhile. All thanks to the Move.

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