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Sony Move Creator Richard Marks on the Future of Motion Control (But He Doesn’t Call it That)

So, is it a fad?

Richard Marks, who created the Sony Move, said no we’ve just gotten started.

“I don’t call it motion-control, even though Sony does. We are adding a level of finesse to gaming that hasn’t been there before. By calling it motion-control, it’s selling it short,” he said.

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Xfanboy1882d ago (Edited 1882d ago )

let us hope not! I rather use a controller for most games.

@BELOW yeah so is this.. at least This has 2 joy sticks plus buttons! That makes more sense!
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

NAGNEWS1882d ago

but i really hope they change the nextgen PScontroller design, a little softer would be awesome

deerain1882d ago

Lets hope we get a choice of either cos i cant stand the DS controller for fps but it is good for other games

Lamarthedancer1882d ago (Edited 1882d ago )

I Hope not. I like the PS Move but I don't want it to become the main thing and selling point of the PS4, same goes for Kinect and the next Xbox.

I don't see why people who love the normal controller and are real gamers have to move on and be forced into motion controll just because Sony/Microsoft want gameing to become more Mainstream

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Lamarthedancer1882d ago (Edited 1882d ago )

"The traditional controller is intimidating, so this is addressing that audience, but it is also addressing the same core gaming audience"

How is it intimidating...it isn't a knife wielding hoodie.

Motion control will never take over the controler, it's not broken so why try and fix it and try to find new ways to move on from it.

Kon1882d ago

I agree with you. For the, the traditional controller is my first option when playing any game. Motion controllers are just an distant option.

I think casual gamers benefit more from this whole motion controller gaming. Even if move has some hardcore titles to play, like Killzone 3, i think the "hardcore" gamer will choose the normal controller.

Maybe, after some time, this reality will change. But i don't see this happening soon.

deerain1882d ago

I like to consider myself as a hardcore gamer and I prefer the move on killzone 3, I came from a PC gaming background and I find the controllers very inaccurate for these games.

I for one will play all fps with the move given the choice

gypsygib1881d ago

For Killzone 3 the Move is much harder to learn how to control so casuals would probably prefer a standard controller. The learning curve is high but once you get it down, it's far superior because of the accuracy and the movement is the same.

In a sense, Move is more hardcore for FPS games - harder to learn, better to play with.

Blad3star1882d ago (Edited 1882d ago )

"How is it intimidating...it isn't a knife wielding hoodie."

Play Killzone or Halo one day and give the controller to your mom or some one who is not used to playing video games and I can guarantee you that they will be looking down or up stuck in one corner : )

I tried to get my GF into Gears and took the time to explain to her what every button does only to have her give up and ask me if we can play Mario and what happened to the old A and B controller days.

When I first played Halo CE i was a little intimated with the two analog sticks, so I can see where some one who is not use to playing video would not want to play games that consist of 8 buttons.

gypsygib1881d ago

Lol, my GF can't play FPS shooters, she often just spins around looking strait up or down. She plays her brothers old 360 60 gig (he got a PS3 and didn't really go back) and loves the Fable series, it seems it's the only game she can complete.

Seferoth751882d ago

Some games just arent possible with such a limited control scheme that is offered by controllers. As games advance controllers will have to improve in some way.

Let's not forget one the first controllers was 1 button and a up and down switch some didnt even offer a button at all. It took time to get to the controllers we have today. Same thing will need to happen for motion controllers.

Mr Tretton1882d ago

Move severly needs compelling exclusive software, not this tack on to shooters nonsense. I'm disappointed and unimpressed with Move so far.

deerain1882d ago

Your right in that they need to make more games that use the move in betters ways, but I will have to disagree with shooters.
I think it should be implemented in shooters as an alternative control method it works well just like it should be implemented in RTS games as an alternative control, whats wrong with that ?

GodofSackboy1882d ago

Why can't they tack it onto shooters? Why is that a bad thing?

Mr Tretton1882d ago (Edited 1882d ago )

My point is, that's the only thing driving it right now, which is what I'm not interested in. If I wanted an alternative to traditional console gaming it would be key and mouse support. (or Nav + a Sony made PS3 mouse.)

I'm only interested in games born out of the concept rather than the concept just being added to tradition. I personally just do not like playing shooters with motion gadgets.

hellzsupernova1881d ago (Edited 1881d ago )

im pretty keen to see where they go with move hopefully they do spawn some epic titles but i cannot see that happening as the install base isnt really there. like with kinect EVERY xbox comes with one now i cannot buy a new 360 without getting kinect which is a smart move by microsoft gives them very high sale numbers and it gives people the opportunity to play it.

Mr Tretton1881d ago

"like with kinect EVERY xbox comes with one now i cannot buy a new 360 without getting kinect"

That's just not true.

Stationfan1882d ago (Edited 1882d ago )

Check out this custom sharpshooter cammo, i'm going to have to make this a weekened project, i hope i pull it off especially the mgs psp camo style.

http://i216.photobucket.com...

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