Move is the answer to a question the rest of the industry didn’t want to ask with Nintendo wearing the crown: What’s out there for non-Nintendo developers who want Wii functionality but on a platform that is kinder to third parties?
Move’s similarity to Wii becomes a benefit to developers that cut their teeth on Nintendo, tweaked their game design worldview for pointers and movement, but now want more.
Sony’s decision to add a Nunchuck-style sub-controller to Move, according to SCE’s Worldwide Studios VP Michael Denny, helps with some of the core games”. It’s easy to imagine those mature games that under-performed on Wii making the leap to PS3.
Denny himself shies away from saying Sony has reached the same conclusion. I like to concentrate on our system,” he told MCV. For PS3 Move brings a lot of advantages to our platform. I think it will have wide appeal, but the precision mixed with HD graphics makes for a compelling experience.”
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