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Is There A Future For Motion Controls In Gaming?

Is the future of motion gaming brighter than the glowing end of a PS Move wand? Should we wave goodbye to Kinect? Should we ‘Wii’ on Nintendo’s controller-waggling ways? The team at This Is My Joystick discuss motion control gaming.

Some may remember when people used to laugh at analogue sticks on controllers, but guess what? It turns out that using an analogue stick gave you more control than a D-Pad in certain circumstances. That’s really all it boils down to.

Can motion controls do and what have they done better than a standard controller? At the moment, you won’t find many good examples. Not coincidentally, you won’t find many people supporting motion controls.

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Excalibur1003d ago (Edited 1003d ago )

There is a future if people want it but if they don't forcing it on them won't make any difference. ;)

Mounce1003d ago

Well, seeing as Move will work and is still optional on PS4 so new features, tech and capabilities will increase from the 'tests' done on PS4....I could say there's an obvious future, especially if Sony does something like Oculus Rift + Move controllers....

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ....

naiyo1003d ago

Optional means that no AAA game will try to do new things with them or at least just use them as pointer controls.

Mounce1003d ago

@Naiyo - Better that than to piss off your consumers by telling them that they must pay $100 ontop of their console-purchase for a Kinect that they may not even use to begin with. Both have their pros and cons but more people are concerned with investment, getting more for less and not buying so many extras that empty their wallet further. How many X1 consumers will buy that just to play Halo, Forza, Gears(if so) or COD and not give a rats ass about Kinect but still own one that will be a door stopper? That or, tons and tons of trade-ins at Gamestop for the Kinect.

JunioRS1011003d ago

The future of gaming is putting on a helmet that hijacks your central nervous system somehow to give you total immersion in another reality.

Is that so much to ask?

Although, I have to say, even if they figured out how to do that without causing severe detriment to your physical or mental well-being, I think the level of addiction caused by something so tantalizing would be dangerous.

TheUndertaker851003d ago

You're worried about well being? Shows how much people think things through.

"A helmet that hijacks your central nervous system"

What happens if/when a system like that gets hacked? Largest reason why it should never, ever happen. If it ever does, I won't be buying.

TotalHitman1003d ago

My friend, you should watch The Matrix if you haven't already. Same to you JunioRS101.

"What happens if/when a system like that gets hacked?"

Well, we'd have an Agent Smith roaming in the real world.

creeping judas1003d ago

Also read the Otherland books by Tad Williams. You would find out exactly how tantalizing it could be!!

TheEnigma3131003d ago

To old school gamers like myself, probably not, but to younger gamers, more than likely.

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