Guillemot: Move/Kinect face territorial rift

The success of Move and Kinect hinges on cultural acceptance, says Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot.

In fact, the head of the French publisher says that Sony and Microsoft’s tech will each dominate one of key games territories, setting up the potential for a Kinect-oriented US market and a Move-driven Europe – or vice-versa.

In an interview with MCV, Guillemot said: I think it will be very interesting to see what happens in the US and Europe with Kinect and Move.

I think it will be the complete opposite in terms of transparency.

I don’t like to say who will win, but I think one accessory will lead in one territory and one in the other.”

Move arrived worldwide earlier last month, while Kinect is due to launch on Wednesday, November 10th. And Guillemot believes this new technology will be a
key part of future games consoles, too.

In the next generation, the format holders will automatically use all of these motion-sensing innovations,” he added. It’s not just this generation of consoles we have to look at, but the next.”

Click here to read the full interview.

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