GameZone's Robert Workman wonders if the Kinect and Move are the future of gaming.
I really think that sony will replace dualshock controllers with a controller similar to the ps move for the PS4. They will probably add another analog stick (for games that aren't controlled through motion), and hopefully add some kind of connection between the move and the nav (so it only takes up one bluetooth space).
No, just a part of it. MS and sony are moving in slightly different directions. Sony announce 6 core 3 move whereas ms announce 6 kinect and 3 core if that. Kinect sells a crapload so ms go in harder. Sony hasn't been so aggressive or as successful but it doesnt need to be forced either. Move can be used as an alternative control method for some games NOT the only way to control some games like kinect. Its saddening that sales could decide where each head. The future motion control is what each respective company wants it to be. My preference is core pad games. My preferences wont all of a sudden change because ms, sony or nintendo change their focus because they caught a wiff of easy money and by that i mean focusing on the casuals who dont know their rpgs from an mmo. The ones who couldnt give a damn about custom engines or any form of technical excellence. Sorry, most n4g members are NOT that type..We do pad. We do core but we'll play it all with whatever mc device if its any good but that doesnt mean we prefer it over our main preferences.
but a step in that direction. Full interactive entertainment at some point will be the future. We are talking holodeck stuff but that is a ways off. HMD's (head mounted displays) coupled with motion control to give that full home VR effect is what is going to be next. Sony has demonstrated an HMD that should give the 3d effect quite nicely. The key to really feeling like you are in the game and controlling it is total outside optical isolation. Closing off distractions from your view allows the brain (and eyes) to focus on what is being seen. What both need to work on is some type of feedback system for your body to feel. Either in a vest or shirt that has the tactile feedback ability.
Now before you start spamming the disagree button, hear me out. Yes the Move and Kinect leave a lot to be desired in terms of core games and the respective applicability of the latter devices but understand this, they might be a necessary step for the future of gaming. Why? Because as gaming advances more and more in terms of complexity in depth, visuals, physics and general immersion, we need inputting methods that go beyond the draconian controller input or mouse/keyboard input we are so accustomed to. When you think Virtual Reality, you don't think about holding a mouse and keyboard or a controller in your hand. No, you think of that nifty little visor and you slowly caressing the breasts of that midget elf female you always fantasised about. Okay, bad example but you get my point. Kinect and its motion sensing tech, with the accuracy and feedback of the Move COMBINED with an immersive virtual reality medium is what the game industry giants should be aiming for in the future. If this doesn't happen then the gaming industry and technology will stagnate and not evolve. You know I speak the truth. For I am Septic. I am a disease. And you are the one infected. BRAP!! (That should be my sig).
I personally dislike motion controllers/ movement based peripherals. It has nothing to do with the games. I just like the feeling of a real controller as opposed to a wand.
Man... People love phantom dissagreeing with you... I agree with you though to some extent... I'm 27 so I'm used to playing with a controller or keyboard and mouse but the young kids that are just now starting gaming are using motion tech more so for them it might be the future
I know right? People on n4g are just mean. I'm going out....
I agree that its the future but not as it is now. I see kinect bieng a big part of the future but with a controller (imagine the 360 pad split into 2). That way developers would add little things here and there for immersion like throwing an elbow or grenade, talking to characters, or other little things to add to the game. It would be great in 3d also. Dont imagine little wii sport type games but if the witcher 2 or bf3 were built to use kinect w it. No mic in bf3 and you could see the person celebrating after they shot you or you could see their expression when you killed them. Theres so many ways to use it but it needs to be built in next gen (included in box). Ms needs to realize that yes kinect is awesome but not every game on it needs to be controller free, only sports and workout/dance games and maybe rpgs if they improve it to use fingers like a mouse in something like diablo 3. Use it to add to games, dont adapt games to use it. Theyre too interested in the you are the controller tagline, great for some games but not all games.
They better not be.... There is nothing wrong with the controlers we have now, Microsoft is more likely to go down that road but Sony better not. There has to be that one focused core console (for variety) and it looks like it will be the PS4 if Microsoft don't get their act together and stop pretending that every single core gamer "loves" Kinect. I don't want to believe the "Kinect Controls" rumor for the PS4. You just can't beat a good old DS controler it's that plain and simple
if this is the future then I hope the world ending in 2012 is true.
Life has much more to offer than gaming. Dont let your youth go to waste sitting on a couch. Games are good but when played in moderation.
http://www.merriam-webster.... Seriously dude. *edit* Also @Micro_Sony, Do you PM someone every time they make you look stupid? Please stop PMing me. You did it yesterday after I pointed out your hypocrisy ( http://n4g.com/news/823874/... ), and again today after I pointed out that the joke went completely above your head. Let this be the last time, there is no reason for us to be talking privately.
obviously I am exaggerating and being sarcastic but I do not like a future where it is going to seem like work waving your hands and legs around. just want to sit down and relax and have an enjoyable experience and while kinect and move may provide some enjoyable experiences it is not what I want the entire gaming experience to be in the future.
@ micro_sony I think what he's saying is that you know, he prefers pad gaming, core gaming you know like the stuff that made him jump into this gen
No, both are gimmicks. Just like the keyboard & mouse, until something truly intuitive comes along we'll keep playing with what works best.
To early to tell. It's not the first time a company has taken a stab at motion gaming and failed, and even Nintendo, with the success of the Wii now seems to think having an Ipad as a controller is the way to go. I think it's too early to tell. Neither Kinect nor Move have been on the market very long, and while Kinect enjoyed a nice spike at the start, who know's what's happening now. Last quarter MS suddenly clammed up about Kinect numbers which they had previously been shouting from rooftops and 360 sales were barely above what they were during the same period last year, prior to Kinect's launch. Sony hasn't really been forthcoming with specific Move numbers either. When you consider how long motion gaming has been around, I don't think it's a sure thing. There have been games that used web-cams on PC for over a decade now, yet nothing really caught on. Why would we expect similar games to suddenly catch on now? I know personally I'm not ready to ditch the gaming pad anytime soon.
It's not common to comment on sales during the slowest time of the year.... What we do know is that Xbox 360 is selling the fastest it has ever been. Instead of looking at abnormalities in the pattern, you should really compare them to the competition and the trend is up for Xbox 360 and down for both PS3 and Wii. ***There have been games that used web-cams on PC for over a decade now, yet nothing really caught on. Why would we expect similar games to suddenly catch on now?*** Because the technology has improved significantly where it is now usable. Prior to the iPhone there were plenty of smart phones that failed, did that spell the demise of iPhones? What about mp3 players prior to ipod? Heck, what about tables prior to the iPad? What about FPS games prior to Halo? ... or how consoles failed to dethrone PC for ages? I could go on....
God, I hope not. We have been gaming with button-pressed hand-controllers for decades, and I don't see nothing wrong with it.
I always have a strange feeling with motion controllers. I don't think that this is the future. It will be stay as an fine addition to the standard controllers.
Exactly. Both will be here.
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Well, I guess the next generation could be a step in that direction, but for that one console would need to have a better camera than the Kinect (which is already a major improvement over the PS3ye) and a more robust Move/Wiimote-like controller with better precision, either more buttons or a better placement for them, and a way to do away with the awful calibration and controller/console bonding (last time I tried playing Dead Space extraction on the PS3 with the move and a friend, took us a solid 15 minutes to get both controllers working since the PS3 would not link with the second Move, and the Wii is just as awfl when you bring your wiimote to another Wii)
If Sony can make a Move-type peripheral for next gen that also connects to become a normal controller, I wouldn't be surprised to see that it will be the PS4 controller. If not, then I wouldn't be surprised to see a camera and Move (or something similar) bundled right next to the DS. Same goes for MS, I believe some sort of Kinect functionality will come with the system, only they will incorporate some sort of controller, and the two systems will be on equal footing. I don't think these devices, or any, are the future of gaming. The future of gaming will spread out in many directions, from social networking to virtual reality. The style of console controller gaming we know and love isn't going anywhere, but motion control certainly isn't going anywhere yet either. The future will offer a huge variety of ways to play games.
Are articles like these gonna keep spawning like the way Flamebait articles do(Just using that as an example) time after time? People keep asking the same question over and over again all the time.
Until we get answers, the questions will keep coming.
Yeah you're right its gettin old though.
Yes, but repeating the same question while nothing surrounding the conditions of the proposed topic has changed at all, is the definition of redundant. It's the literary equivalent of a child in the backseat repeating "are we there yet?", except that the drive is years-long.
move sucks ass kinect is way better
Yea i agree /s. http://youtu.be/7XzYDpAQ-xg
Well motion controls are certainly going to be a bigger part of gaming then 3-D. People try to dismiss motion controls, but it's obvious with the Wii and Kinect that there is a large market for those items. I have my doubts as to how long Sony will actually support their motion controller, they probably should have totally stayed out of that race, as they lacked the funds to fully advertise and lack the actual PS Move only games to push the device. They thought tacking on the option to use it on games like Socom and Killzone would be enough, they actually needed a few games like Sorcery to make the thing worth owning and worth using.
In gaming future, but not the future of gaming. That is a big diff.
nah, part of the future,yes.
I'm generally much more positive on motion gaming than most people, but I do think there's always going to be a place for controller-based gaming. It may wind up going in two totally different directions at some point, with fans of motion gaming getting X game and fans of controller gaming getting Y game( and fans of both being SUPER stoked ). I have a hard time seeing motion controls being the only future of gaming, though.
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