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Rocksteady Studios' Sefton Hill shares his thoughts on the upcoming technology from Sony and Microsoft.When we visited Rocksteady for our Batman: Arkham City cover story, everyone had just returned from E3 where Move, Kinect, and 3D were the big talk of the show. While Hill wouldn't say one way or the other if the upcoming Batman sequel would include any of these features, he did offer his opinion on all of the technologies: 3D GAMING:"I think 3D is cool - I don’t think we’re announcing or saying anything about it at the moment - but I think that it’s interesting for games."MOVE AND KINECT:"My own personal opinion is that I think they’re both interesting. I think Move might be a bit more applicable for hardcore gamers from what I’ve seen mainly because I can play it lazing on my sofa -- my number one requirement. I think Kinect seems interesting. I’d like to see more games for it definitely. They haven’t really shown too much so I’d like to see what I’m actually going to be able to play with it apart from Dance Central. "I think Move will integrate quite cleanly with a lot of existing titles like Resident Evil 5 where they’re doing patches and stuff like that. It’s definitely an interesting area. How that relates to Batman, who knows? But those are for quite a different experience as well, so i don’t think they’re going to supercede existing games. That’s going to be a totally different experience. "Certainly Kinect as well. You buy those games. You play your Kinect experience. You’re not going to be doing that instead of playing your hardcore games, your Call of Duty or whatever. I don’t see that these games are sort of stepping on that. I think it’s another audience that they’re bringing in myself."
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I agree, lazing on the couch is very important... for what motion sencing is i think Kinect promises a lot more then the move... However when it comes to batman a controller is always going to be the best option, stringing together attacks like in Arkham Asylum. I don't want to be hanging from the ceiling waiting to pounce on a imaginary unsuspecting criminal.
Completely agree with everything that he said.
Frankly i belive in Move more then i do Kinect. but thats my thing i agree with what he says. i cant wait for Arkham City. but keep it on a Sixaxis.
They better not use any of these in the game.
Kinect is cool, but I dont think it would do this game justice. Move might be cool, but.....whatever happend to the times when there was no motion controls? Oh,and 3D gaming sucks.
I would like to see more of these games come out and say that they will provide support now or later for a motion controller. What it comes down to is that any game with an aiming system at all, will be improved by using a motion controller.
Hopefully Microsoft and Sony will make a profit on Kinect and Move this holiday season.
I agree with everything he said. Espically lazing on the couch. I love doing that just holding a controller in my hand and playing. I really don't want to be getting up and moving around while I am gaming. I want to relax.
Even as an Xbox 360 owner, I have to say it looks like Move will work better than Kinect as far as traditional games go. We can only hope that developers can make some great Kinect games to balance that out.
Wow, he said it's interesting. Like, 100 times.
I like just the standard controller but if I had to choose I would go with the Move more games that I enjoy support it
Gotta stay neutral, heh.
Smart guy. Arkham Asylum rocked.
Sounds like he's trying to be careful not to step on anyone's' toes. Whenever he says "interesting" I get the impression he means the exact opposite.
it should be two player on line or like gta online free play
I believe many gamers, GI staff included, are very interested to see how Move and Kinect do, as well as how they apply to current gaming traditions. I don't see either working to enhance hardcore gaming; and if they are going to have some semblance of success I would like to see them stay out of that arena. Hopefully the technology will open up the door for new ideas and pushing the envelope that much further in the gaming universe. Sadly, these motion capture devices are more likely made with the mindset of cashing in(albeit late in the game) on the Wii's wild success. Before dismissing this notion, take a look at the list of games that are Move or Kinect based. Now from that list pic out games that are regurgitated ideas of already existing Wii games. However, I didn't think Wii would be a success either.
You do not need to be hooked up to some 3d virtual reality machine (or an iteration thereof) to be immersed in a game. Sony and Microsoft need to start thinking with portals...
Ps - Hopefully I did not come across like the fanboy in your latest issue... I don't even have a Wii.