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Sony: "We Wouldn't Ditch Traditional Controllers"

Posted by James Newton

"Doesn't make sense"

We love PlayStation Move here at Movemodo — of course — but we're secretly partial to a bit of DualShock 3 action as well. In the future we expect Move to play an increasingly important part in PlayStation's control method, but that doesn't mean the standard dual analogue scheme is going out of the year, according to R&D manager Dr Richard Marks.

Speaking to Gamasutra about the future of game controllers amongst other things, Dr Marks asserted the standard joypad isn't going anywhere in the future.

I said that pretty much from the beginning that we're not trying to get rid of the gamepad. The gamepad is a really good abstract device.

Naturally Dr Marks acknowledges the value of Move to games like Killzone 3 and Sports Champions, and it seems that Move and DualShock will be hand-in-hand in future PlayStation consoles.


User Comments (13)



lipnox said:

Sounds good to me, I cant imagine ever fully giving up the controllers but I definitely see PS move as the standard for some games.



lipnox said:

Im really glad to have the navigation controller but I used move and beat resident evil 5 no problem with the dual shock, I just felt since I was buying Killzone 3, I might aswell have the nav controller. if sony discontinues move without proper continuous games then I just wont buy any new video games and go pure retro. IE I had an xbox 1 and im bored of FPS games using the sticks, publishers only seem to make fps games, so give me motion controls or give me more variety in games, the Non Move games I think that did it right (over the past year) Red Dead Redemption, Littlebigplanet 2(its not a move game yet), and Mass Effect 2. I shouldnt be playing the sly cooper trilogy as if it were the biggest game to come out during the pre christmas holidays. Though sony offers tons of variety 3rd party publishers like activision dont.



GoldenCannon said:

I agree, 3rd party developers needs to add Move support to their games especially when Killzone 3 proved that Move works almost perfectly with FPS games. In fact there was an artical today that EA is thinking of adding Move and 3D support for their upcoming Battle Field 3. Hopefully it gets implemented



rjejr said:

I don't get why this needs to be promoted as an either-or situation. When the Wii came out 4 years ago it promoted motion and pointer gaming but with the addition of the nunchuck you could play almost any type of game. Yes, the dualshock is better than that combo, but there's no reason to think that going forward some company won't put together the perfect combination controller. Anybody remember that godawful 1 stick Atari controller? That said, I don't think games are going controller free like the Kinect, no matter how hard they try. Break the dualshock in half, add a pointer and some motion sensors. done.

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