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LucasArts not too happy about Wii MotionPlus

Thursday, 14th August 2008 08:42 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Nintendo’s Wii MotionPlus add-on came as a shock to everyone – including publishers. So it’s not too surprising that a few aren’t exactly feeling buddy-buddy with Nintendo at the moment. Game Informer (via NeoGAF), however, claims that LucasArts is especially miffed.

It’s not too hard to see why either. When you’re hard at work on a Wii game with the subtitle “Lightsaber Duels,” 1:1 motion control probably sounds like a godsend. Shame then, that LucasArts was already putting the finishing touches on the game when Wii MotionPlus was announced.

And so, the wait for a real lightsaber game resumes.

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  1. Blerk

    I sort of suspected this might happen. Nothing like splitting your user-base and pissing off your third parties by giving your own teams an unfair advantage.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    As one developer said to me after the conference, “Yes I saw it. It’s fucking great. No one knew anything about it and it means I now have to spend time and money implementing it into my game, neither or which I have.”

    (y)

    #2 6 years ago
  3. pjmaybe

    Oh the Irony. Lucasarts complaining that they’d have to rework a game to include more motion granularity when they’d probably just do it as a sequel and get the chance to charge you twice anyway.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Shatner

    A sequel and charge you twice? Are you sure you’re not referring to every generation of Pokemon game that ever came out? :D

    Also, “motion granularity” makes me itch when I hear it.

    #4 6 years ago