We need to "protect" traditional gaming from motion play - Bioshock dev

OXM UK: "Experimenting with motion sensitive gameplay is fine "as long as we can firewall off and protect what we know works", reckons Irrational Games creative director Ken Levine. More familiar mechanics like those offered by upcoming shooter Bioshock Infinite need to be "protected" from any dabbling with gestural control."

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zootang2285d ago (Edited 2285d ago )

Did no one watch E3? Where he openly praised Move.

Not every company pays people to come to their event.

Fox012285d ago

He was probably paid to say that.

Ducky2285d ago

... but what does that have to do with this article? O.o

Fox012285d ago

It's either that or he's schizophrenic

Tony P2285d ago (Edited 2285d ago )

He and his team are in a business relationship. Of course he said something nice. He was being professional even if it was something he didn't want to do.

And I think it's obvious he didn't want to do it. Levine and the team didn't want Move in their game. And now that they've been forced to implement it, he admitted they have no idea what to do with it.

You don't always get to control how your game is made, unfortunately.

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thekiddfran2285d ago

I am sorry but didn't he say that bioshock infinite will support move?

Ducky2285d ago (Edited 2285d ago )

The article itself states that:
"He was unwilling to comment on whether Bioshock Infinite might call on Microsoft's Kinect (the game already supports the PlayStation Move controller)"

He isn't saying that games shouldn't have any motion controls, but rather that they shouldn't be forced on to the player and shouldn't affect the main experience.
i.e. Don't dumb down the AI so that they're easy to hit with the motion control.

DirtyLary2285d ago

Simply do not buy the devices and the toddler games.

pain777pas2285d ago

There is something to note. I don't know but maybe he is hinting that the move should not be lumped with all the other motion controlled devices. Move is a dualshock with Nav controller in hand. From what I've heard it works for Killzone 3 and other games. I would venture that he is saying YOU DON'T HAVE TO USE MOTION CONTROLS. THEY ARE AN OPTION only. This goes for Move, Kinect and any other Wii like or eye-toy like devices.

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dirigiblebill2286d ago (Edited 2286d ago )

Ken Levine is man with head screwed on = confirmed.

MrChow6662285d ago

I agree 100% motion controls should be just an option

DeadlyFire2285d ago

Wow wouldn't expect anyone to say it. Glad someone has said it. I don't want every game I play to be on Kinect or required to have motion controls.

coryok2285d ago

give this man a raise

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