Well, at least we won't ever have to worry about controlling Nathan Drake with a silly wand.

Which isn't to imply that we find the upcoming motion control mechanic for the PlayStation 3 "silly," but we would find it silly in that particular situation. And as far as Naughty Dog boss Evan Wells is concerned, it would be ridiculous in just about any game of that style. In speaking to G4TV , Wells said he'd rather steer clear of the motion sensing idea for third-person action games. If the team did decide to dive into the idea, they'd have to start from scratch and build a game specifically made for that device, rather than trying to force the wand into a pre-existing mold.

"We really don't have any interest in using the motion control to do a third-person action game. If we were going to make a motion controller game, we'd want to tackle it from the bottom up and make sure that we were designing the game around the motion control, the way the best Wii games are designed."

He goes on to say that he enjoys the Wii, and because he has a 3-year-old, that system gets a lot of play time in his house. …I'd make some sort of comment here, but I won't. Wells is being positive; so can I. Beyond this, Wells also thinks PS3 owners are "totally for it," in regards to the motion control and he adds that there are probably "a lot of closet Wii owners in the PlayStation community." Therefore, if someone could create "some really good software for that motion controller," it could be a definite success.

We still don't have a name for this motion-sensing wand just yet, but we know it's coming in the spring. And you can bet that if a team like Naughty Dog gets it into their heads to create a game utilizing this new technology, the final result will be pretty damn impressive…likely leaps and bounds ahead of anything you will find on the Wii, simply due to the vastly superior technology the developers would have at their disposal.

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IronFace2
IronFace2
12 years ago

First!!

englishgolfer
englishgolfer
12 years ago

grow up

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
12 years ago

Good God Man.

Hmmmm…. World, give him your line I guess.

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
12 years ago

Ironface, not sure if I have seen a moving Avatar on this site before. Interesting.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
12 years ago

No no no no no no no no no…

NO.

Jian2069
Jian2069
12 years ago

kill yourself ironface
seriously
end your life

Banky A
Banky A
12 years ago

That's also your last.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
12 years ago

Everybody gets One.

(Didn't he already have his One?)

calculator
calculator
12 years ago

LMFAO
I remember when I said "first" here on PSXE too…

"Everybody gets One,"
-WorldEndsWithME

Qubex
Qubex
12 years ago

Oh dear IronFace2; where is Arkham Asylum when you need it?

Q!

"i am home"

IronFace2
IronFace2
12 years ago

No this is my first and last one i quess…
@Jian2069
I've heard that line from many 360 owners… I think ure a traitor

lMephisto
lMephisto
12 years ago

12th! 😀

Now, seriously… the motion control the first Uncharted had sucked, and it sucked even more because you weren't able to turn it off.
Not that much of an issue playing normal, an extremely annoying one during Crushing. More than a second and a half out of cover and your ass became a spider web

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
12 years ago

What no waggle? I could see some applications for Uncharted 3. Perhaps shaking Chloe's backside. Other than that…

godsman
godsman
12 years ago

The Wii's motion controller is actually superior for gaming, compared with PS3 motion controller (other than the accuracy), just because it has much more buttons.

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
12 years ago

I wish you didn't have to purchase that extra motion control adapter for the wii though to make it more 1 to 1 motion capture.

IronFace2
IronFace2
12 years ago

Maybe the Sony's new motion controller will be better than wii's

Orvisman
Orvisman
12 years ago

The accuracy is the whole point, and to get that accuracy on the Wii you have to drop another $20 per Wiimote.

As for the buttons, the Wiimote alone has an "A" button and a "B" trigger plus numbered "1" and "2" buttons and "+" and "-" buttons (most of these aren't used in games, just the A and B buttons) while the PS3 wand has the four face bottons that have been on every PS controller since the PS1, as well as a fifth button (trigger) on the front and a trigger on the back.

So, how does the Wiimote itself have more buttons and how is the Wiimote itself superior when you have to add a piece of hardware to bring it even close to 1:1 control (contrary to what Ninty claims it isn't 1:1, not even close)?

Your logic is faulty.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
12 years ago

1) How would you truly know it's superior? It's not even out yet… lol

2) Pics online (If they are real) show the wand as a 2 piece… 1 has a d pad, the other has the ^O[]X buttons, and both plug into a central base. the technology is called "SixthSence" which funny enough, is what i've been saying since E3… as I recall, people never believed me… 😛

by the pics, the ps3 option clearly has more buttons… while the wii as stated, only has A, B, +, -, Home, and I think thats it.

I'll post pics in the forum later for anyone who's curious/interested….


Last edited by Gregory Freeman on 1/6/2010 4:07:15 PM

packersfan66
packersfan66
12 years ago

Why are you guys arguing about this? Who cares if Wii has better motion controls honestly,

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
12 years ago

tomm, 64 million units sold care! Or just me.

Buckeyestar
Buckeyestar
12 years ago

How about the PS3mote as a knickname for the Sony wand?

St_Jimmy
St_Jimmy
12 years ago

I Still say Moco (motion control)

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
12 years ago

pictures of the technology (if they are real) say the name of the technology is "SixthSence"


Last edited by Gregory Freeman on 1/6/2010 4:08:33 PM

randomname
randomname
12 years ago

Moco means buger in spanish. lol

lMephisto
lMephisto
12 years ago

@ St_Jimmy: That doesn't sound any good in Spanish, pal…

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
12 years ago

He's right – about using motion controls for action games, it's completely ludicrous. You're standing in your own living room holding a game controller, how are you supposed to control the action in a third (or first) person action game without running around and diving over/under things, and so on. Your living room had better be big, and have very few breakables in it. I've never really understood why people think that would work. Motion controls do not turn your console into a holodeck.

Jawknee
Jawknee
12 years ago

Doesn't bother me. Naughty Dog can do no wrong. 🙂

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
12 years ago

I'm still waiting on Uncharted 3. What's it been, 3 months already? Can't wait.

___________
___________
12 years ago

mmmmm.
they can.
dropping the license to crash bandicoot is the worlds biggest crime!
something ill never forgive them for.
they condemned it to a life of mediocrity.

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

Actually ND has been doing a lot of talking lately. No motion, more multiplayer. They know what makes a game good.

Buckeyestar
Buckeyestar
12 years ago

More multiplayer doesn't make a better game.

Jian2069
Jian2069
12 years ago

more multiplayer = more work on multiplayer

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
12 years ago

Buckeyestar is right more MP doesnt make a good game.

But MP is what a lot of people look for in games now days. I know its dis heartening to a lot of gamers like myself because my favorite games out there are because of the single playere experience, which is what games are.

But as time goes on developers cant ignore there is a huge demand for MP games, and it also makes the game more lengthy.

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

ND words, not mine.

Hezzron
Hezzron
12 years ago

Maybe after Naughty Dog finishes Uncharted 3, they'll put out "Uncharted: Drake's Speedway" with motion control steering. It would keep up with ND's tradition of putting out a racing game for the 4th iteration of their franchises.

isaya85
isaya85
12 years ago

I don't care for motion controls myself, the casuals can have it

Radiohead
Radiohead
12 years ago

i hope they don't put motion controls in any other good first party game either.

SvenMD
SvenMD
12 years ago

Eleventh!!

Anyways… I like motion controls sometimes, but alot of the time I just dont feel like flinging my arms about while I play games.

Phoelix
Phoelix
12 years ago

Hey, why not?

I think we're all so biased because we're used to the controls we have now. We all had to learn to play shooters with two sticks; why can't we learn a new system?

(as long as they do it well)

fuk u
fuk u
12 years ago

i like to throw grenades with the motion control.

Charger7302
Charger7302
12 years ago

If they make those things where you have to use the DS and the ps3 wand then IMO it will be an epic fail. Especially since they making that controller just to take people from Ninty's market.

Riku994
Riku994
12 years ago

Closet Wii owners… Lol… I may have a Wii now but I'm not happy about it.

ebterp
ebterp
12 years ago

Thanks goodness – I have no problem with motion control unless they try to force it into games where it doesn't make any sense!!!

Banky A
Banky A
12 years ago

PS3 owners coming out of the cloest 😉
SHOW YOURSELF YOU TRAITORS!


Last edited by Banky A on 1/6/2010 3:09:56 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
12 years ago

I'd like to call this meeting of the local chapter of WA – Wiimoters Anonymous – to order. We have several new members today, if you could raise your hand and I'll call on you in turn. Please tell us your name, and a little bit about your habit.


Last edited by TheHighlander on 1/6/2010 3:30:00 PM

___________
___________
12 years ago

ahhhh banky i can always rely on you to make me laugh after a hard days work.
+1

donfelipe
donfelipe
12 years ago

Hi my name is felipe. i am a new reader and this is my first post.

i own a wii…….sounds like i am introducing myself at an AA meeting……

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
12 years ago

Nice to meet you Felipe. Your pain is over, the PS3 heals all Wii-Wounds.

tes37
tes37
12 years ago

I can't say that I blame Naughty Dog. I wouldn't want to try playing a motion controlled tps. I would like to see what they do with a game made for those controls.

gumbi
gumbi
12 years ago

Sigh… i just have no interest at all in this technology. It's a gimmick and Sony is just jumping on the bandwagon. From a business standpoint, I can't say I blame them, there's definite potential for ROI as the Wii has shown us… but from a gamers standpoint I just shake my head.