Moore says “gesture control” is important factor for Sony and Microsoft controllers

Thursday, 4 June 2009 20:54 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Peter Moore says that EA already had a look at both Natal and Sony’s motion controller months ago, and the company is already scouting ways to take advantage of both in the fitness realm.

“We’ve seen both Natal and the motion controller from Sony several months ago,” he told Gamasutra. “So we’re already looking at opportunities to bring both our licensed product and our fitness product to these new controller mechanisms.”

Moore also reiterated what John Koller said in an earlier interview about sometimes needing a device in your hand, and he attributes this to “gesture control”.

However, boxing games like Fight Night would benefit highly from an hand-less device.

“We’re constantly evaluating,” he added. “I think what you’ve got to do with Natal in particular is you’ve got to come up with new experiences that feel natural without something being held or something on your body. And that’s going to be the key to successful software for Natal.”

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