Masaya Matsuura talks to Gamasutra about music games, a new DS Tamgotchi game, PSN and the current generation of consoles.
"Vib Ribbon was one of the first games to exploit a custom soundtrack option. Any chance of seeing such a project on PSN?
MM: Yes, possibly. Rhythmica is a very similar idea to Vib Ribbon -- it's about analyzing audio and creating a game from that data, but it uses MP3 audio instead of CDs. We are discussing the possibility of making a downloadable version of Vib Ribbon for Sony."
"You've mentioned the direction Nintendo platforms are going, what do you think of each of the next-gen consoles?
MM: Hmm – it's a very difficult question. As I've said, my focus is the sophisticated communications between the player and hardware or software. But some next generation hardware (PS3 and Xbox 360) look a little too 'heavy' to make interesting titles..."