In a recent conversation with gaming site Industry Gamers, Rob Dyer, SCEA Senior Vice President of Publisher Relations, revealed how he is apparently not worried about Microsofts dominance in the marketing and speculation they are creating for their Project Natal, or “PR Barage” as Dyer calls it, instead he is more confident in Sony’s somewhat quieter approach with their Motion Control and rather let the quality of its product speak for itself when it releases late this year.
“I’m actually really proud of the way we’ve handled the motion controller. From Sony’s perspective, rather than go out and do a whole PR barrage to give everybody the ‘happy, happy, joy, joy’ news, we’re going to show up and have a line-up of products to show people rather than having a lot of great statements to say, ‘This is what’s going to happen.’ So whether it’s at GDC or DPS (Destination PlayStation), and definitely at E3, you’re going to see – and I’ve seen it from both first and third parties – some really awesome products to support this,” he said. “And rather than us go there and pat ourselves on the back, and send out press releases talking about this, we’re going to be Missouri; it’s going to be ‘show me.’ And that’s the deal.”
He continued, “From a third-party perspective it’s easier to develop for, you can use the same code base that you currently use for PS3 or 360 or even the Wii in order to get a motion controller game out. You can’t do that with Natal. You have to have a completely separate code base and my feeling is that we’re going to have a lot more games, a lot more innovation – particularly with the camera and the precision – versus what you’ll have with Natal or the Wii. We can all sit around here and debate that… but the fact is I’m not having any trouble getting third-party support.”
Personally i cant for the PlayStation Motion Control to hit later this year, i was a huge fan of the Wii’s concept but after purchasing one for myself it has gathered dust below my PS3 and i haven’t played it since Christmas, don’t get me wrong the Wii is a great console and perfect for all the family, but as a more hardcore gamer it leaves a lot to be desired. I believe the PlayStation Motion Controller is going to take Motion Control to the next level.
I am also excited to see what Project Natal has to offer even though i am somewhat sceptical that it can deliver what it has promised, maybe they bit off more than they can chew, but as a gamer i really hope they havent and it does deliver.
For the full article and a much more detailed version of the interview, hop on over to Industry Gamers.