Though the title hasn’t been officially revealed, a software engineer from Sony America’s R&D department has announced that a lightsaber game is coming to PlayStation Move – and that it’s a lot better than the Xbox 360 Kinect game that’s in the works.
There’s no way Kinect can do a good lightsaber game. Just never. Unless they give you a stick. If they give you a stick then they can do OK, but then they’re going to ruin their whole no controller motto,” Anton Mikhailov told Eurogamer.
I’ve seen the demo but it’s so scripted, and wasn’t it like, faked? Technologically I find it hard how you can do a lightsaber, because there are so many ambiguities, and it’s nearly impossible to track the angles of your wrists.[The PS3 game] will be damn better than Kinect’s.”
But when pushed for more concrete details about the PS3 title, Mikhailov was less bolshy.
I’m not in the product planning division so unfortunately I can’t tell you much more about that,” he added. But technologically it’s 100 per cent feasible.
We can overlay objects over the controller in AR. You’ve seen that in Start the Party, and swords are a really popular one. The fidelity is certainly there to do all sorts of Star Wars kid-style action. You can very well do the lightsaber.”
Kinect’s still secretive Star Wars game is due out in Q4 2011.