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Move's Lightsaber Game Will be "Damn Sight Better" than Kinect's

Posted by James Newton

Says Move engineer

The demo of Kinect Star Wars caught the imagination of Jedi fans everywhere, and Move's augmented reality capabilities combined with its 1:1 controller tracking is surely a recipe for a great Star Wars game. But whose would be better? You'll never guess which one Sony engineer Anton Mikhailov would favour.

In a brief chat with Eurogamer, Mikhailov claims "there's no way Kinect can do a good lightsaber game", and although there's yet to be a Star Wars game unveiled for Move "it'll be damn better than Kinect's," reckons the engineer.

I'm not in the product planning division so unfortunately I can't tell you much more about that, but technologically it's 100 per cent feasible. We can overlay objects over the controller in AR. You've seen that in Start the Party, and swords are a really popular one. The fidelity is certainly there to do all sorts of Star Wars kid-style action. You can very well do the lightsaber.

Make it happen, LucasArts: it would sell more Moves than you can imagine.


User Comments (5)



CanisWolfred said:

It better be, they made the thing look like a lightsaber (sorta, kinda, maybe) after all.




This is the most obvious, money spinning, possible system seller that could be made, but, comments like 'Star Wars kid-style action' don't inspire confidence.

The Kinect demo's biggest problem was it's set in the Clone Wars era - which all a bit crap, and very child oriented.

I want Jedi Knight, I want Knights of the Old Republic, I want a new all singing all dancing proper star wars game to use the Navigation and Move controllers with. It could so easily be an amazing experience, think Gladiator Duel with proper movement control and a full world to explore! This should be the motion controller equivalent of all the great things Rogue Leader did with Star Wars. Make it beautiful (It was the reason I bought a GameCube), make it fun, make it engaging. Not 'kid friendly' or cute or in the animated style.

They could even just reskin and tweak Gladiator Duel and flog it on PSN just to gauge interest!

It would be really great to see a good solid Star Wars Move title, but I get the feeling it may end up broken from the start, as so many Star Wars games are



Slapshot said:

I just want my lightsaber to actually slice through whatever I swing it at, like it should, and I'll be happy

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