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Suda, Hino and Mizuguchi agree that E3 was all about motion control

Wednesday, 1st July 2009 16:41 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Grasshopper Manufacture’s Goichi Suda, Level-5′s Akihiro Hino, and Q Entertainment’s Tetsuya Mizuguchi chat about E3 in the latest Famitsu, and all seem to agree that motion control stole the show.

“Hardware-wise, it was all about Project Natal,” Suda told the magazine. “It’s hard to really understand it unless you use it, and it remains to be seen what you can do with it, but I think it’ll be a huge device. We developed No More Heroes with the Wii remote in mind, but now I want to think about games with Natal in mind. I have to ask myself, as a game designer, what new games can be done with this, what can be an interesting experience and challenge, and I’m looking forward to that.”

“With new technology announcements like Natal and the [PS3] Motion Controller, it’s like I have a feel for the new generation, or that the door to the future has been opened,” said Tetsuya Mizuguchi. “It’s a wholly different impression of the future than we had before. It’s not a shift from 2D to 3D or in the number of polygons, but it’s games trying to open up an entirely new door. I thought it would take longer, but it’s happening faster than I expected.”

You can also get their views on what games were the most exciting to them at E3 via 1UP.

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  1. bytemap

    Wow no comments yet on this. I figured everyone would be bashing on how Natal isn’t what they want. If anything I like the idea that the developers caught onto what the companies were focusing on, new ways of getting everyone involved in gaming.

    This opens the door to many possibilities, some of which we may not know, because we haven’t tried it ourselves or we just haven’t gone that far in thought yet.

    Thanks for the links :)

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