Sony's Peter Dille On Wii's Motion Contrrol

#1 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

 A representative of Sony has passed on his thoughts concerning Nintendo Wii's motion controls...

[With Move] we’ve spent a lot of time on that over the last couple of weeks and the biggest differentiator is the technology itself - the Wii has been wildly successful but at the end of the day it’s not a very precise experience and it relies on the wand. ...Hard-core gamers have looked down their nose at motion gaming: it’s not particularly satisfying for them because it’s not terribly precise or challenging, it’s more social. So we’ll have games that the whole family can play that are very social, but we’ll also be able to do hard-core gamer games via a motion device that has never been done before.  

- Sony's Peter Dille
 
  
Full Interview: http://www.vg247.com/2010/04/02/the-core-have-looked-down-their-nose-at-motion-gaming-says-dille/

#2 Posted by Reuben (622 posts) -

It makes sense, I'm still not going to buy it though lol

#3 Posted by iAmJohn (6120 posts) -

Who gives a fuck. 
 
PR representative sells their product.  News at 11.

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#4 Posted by animateria (3253 posts) -

I think Sony is forgetting that the Wii in it's entirety was represented as a social and family friendly platform.
 
The PS3 was never marketed in the same way, and still isn't selling itself in such manner.
 
I think the motion controls aspect of the Wii has lost it's hype, and I don't think the general public is interested in buying another motion device anymore.

#5 Posted by Andorski (5310 posts) -

SCE mission statement: "We're going to do everything."
 
Great ad slogan; badly unfocused business plan.

#6 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -

#7 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

Haha, did Jack Tretton really say that?  
 
Sony reps never fail to amuse.

#8 Posted by Veektarius (4843 posts) -

Motion controls don't appeal to most hardcore gamers because 90% of the coolest things you can do in video games aren't things you can reasonably recreate using just your hands.  Not to give too much credit to Natal - at least 50% are beyond the abilities of the average gamer to simulate even using their entire bodies.

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#9 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

Hardware doesn't impress me, how the software incorporates it impresses me. The reason I never touch my Wii isn't because I don't like motion controls, it's because I didn't grow up with Nintendo and have no nostalgic investment in their franchises. Although the PS Move is far more capable technologically, it's what games it exploits it in that will make me decide, not what it looks like.

#10 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -

I am the most anti-social gamer I know, but I love the Wiimote and the games that have come along.  I am not however, spending hundreds of dollars more just to get more motion controls.  Maybe in PS4 when it is standard, straight out of the box, but Sony rarely make games I care about.

#11 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Regardless of precision, I don't think most hardcores will be willing to accept motion controls until the physical (handheld) device has the inputs and layout of current controllers, except freed up for each hand to aim or gesture independently. (I for one certainly don't want to play shooters where I have to move my cursor to the edge of the screen to change the camera's view.)
 
However I will be interested in trying out both the Move and Natal.

#12 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -
@MrKlorox said:
" Regardless of precision, I don't think most hardcores will be willing to accept motion controls until the physical (handheld) device has the inputs and layout of current controllers, except freed up for each hand to aim or gesture independently. (I for one certainly don't want to play shooters where I have to move my cursor to the edge of the screen to change the camera's view.) However I will be interested in trying out both the Move and Natal. "
Perhaps they are over estimating the desire of the traditional market for this.  It could be their undoing as it would require a 180 degree turn for most of the complainers of the Wii.
#13 Posted by demontium (4709 posts) -

Aww.... words.... where is the video... 
 
Ok I will read lol.

#14 Posted by Willy105 (4690 posts) -

Incredible.
 
They bash Nintendo's controller and says their controller does the same thing in one paragraph.
 
But whatever. Hopefully Sony will take their own products (especially this controller) seriously.

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