EyeToy devs question rival casual titles

Tuesday, 25th November 2008 08:42 GMT By Mike


Speaking to GI, Sony’s EyeToy devs have questioned the viability of its rivals’ casual titles – including Microsoft’s You’re in the Movies – and casted doubt as to whether the Wii controller is being used to its full potential.

“I think that [with You're In the Movies] they’re probably going to have some technical difficulties to wrestle with,” said EyeToy designer, Sandy Spangler.

“They’re using some technical elements that are not reliable, at least not according to our experience. They’re using background subtraction to put you in the movie, and it’s not very robust, that’s why we haven’t done it in any of our games.

“If the white shifts in the room or something, it can stop working,” he added. “Good luck to them.”

Turning his attention to the Wii-mote, Spangler said, “It’s more intuitive, it’s very clear, as opposed to trying to figure out how to… use the Wii remote in ways that maybe naturally don’t make sense – you wave it a lot to do activities where you wouldn’t be waving in real life.

“Whereas what we always try and do with our games is make a direct correlation between the motion that you’re doing and the action on screen, the effect you’re having on the game.”

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By Mike Bowden



  1. Blerk

    I’d be a lot more inclined to agree with them if they’d ever produced an EyeToy game which didn’t get boring after 45 seconds.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Hero of Canton

    Sony systematically loses all the goodwill it generates from its generally pretty cracking first-party line-up every time one of its people slags off rivals for no real reason. It’s spent more of this generation doing that than getting its own house in order, it seems.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. lelik

    i love it when sony talks dirty.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. JPickford

    The Eyetoy just doesn’t work reliably enough. It’s a completed dead-end as a controller.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Hero of Canton

    As, apparently, is the 360 Vision Camera thing (or whatever it’s called).

    #5 6 years ago

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