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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 hope Arkham City isn't tainted with the smut of 3D or the move.
Keep the motion crap out of my hardcore action games like Batman and Asassins Creed and RPG's too!
Meh, I don't care about 3D or Move or Kinect. I'm happy with the normal controller. I'm not one for motion games. Just doesn't mix with me well. As far as 3D goes, who cares? Why waste a whole lot of money on a fancy HD TV and goofy glasses?
Microsoft is the only one behind 3D. Im going tp pick up BAA GOTYE, ang get those sweet 3D glasses.
Definitely on the same side here. They're not bad but they don't seem to be gamings next standard, to me. I know I'll be getting Batman: Arkham City on the PS3.
3D: Hell no. Please, just no.
Move and Kinect: Great, so it's just a Wii with better graphics and performance.
Move has a bit more potential than KInect because there are more hardcore games.
PS Move has better potential because it can do better what kinect and Wii can, is like the best of both worlds.
move for the hardcore, kinect for the casuals, everyone wins.
kinect just looks terrible. I agree, i like to be lazy when i play games, and honestly, how is kinect going to support the XBOX 360's biggest genre: first person shooting. Move can do it, and it looks pretty cool, but for their prices, im just not sure...
unless kinect actually supports more hardcore games, move is going to do way better.
Although I most likely wouldn't experience it, Batman: Arkham City in 3D would be absolute beast
Kinect sounds kinda cool, but not so awsome I would spend much money on it.
I just dee these new ideas as ways to make more money without putting major thought into the progression of video games themselves. before we add all of these gimmicks we need to look at the games and see where we can improve them and spend our money accordingly.
The words "3D" and "motion" are very quickly becoming gaming buzzwords that an unsuspecting public are being drawn into and consumed buy, whereas as the consumers, people should be consuming these products...there's a pun somewhere in that...
I would like to see the game in 3D but please don't add neither connect nor move.