Rare: Controllers too convoluted

Ben Parfitt
Rare: Controllers too convoluted

The Kinect development director at Rare believes the industry’s principal control mechanism – the joypad – has grown too complex and complicated for the wider market.

Speaking at the fifth annual Develop Conference in Brighton, Nick Burton said Joypads "have become convoluted, they have raised the bar to entry too high."

As an example of his claim, Burton recounted a time when he was playing a videogame with his daughter.

"So my daughter was asking what all the buttons did, and I told her just two were used. She just couldn’t get her head around the fact that the other buttons were redundant."

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