Mon, Jul 20, 2009 | 19:05 BST
Cliff Bleszinski: Natal won’t replace traditional gaming
Epic Games poster boy Cliff Bleszinski doesn’t think Microsoft’s Project Natal will set the traditional gaming world afire. However, he still thinks it’s a pretty great idea.
“If there’s any future Gears products [coughs elaborately], it’s not the kind of thing you tag onto a game like that, right?” he said on Major Nelson’s podcast.
“So what you have is the 360 which has captured a lot of the video viewing audience [with] movies and Netflix, it’s captured a lot of the online gaming, it’s captured a lot of the hardcore games, and you know segue that in, so now you have your yoga programme, now you have your dodgeball thing, you have the creepy kid Milo who wants to drown you in the pond – you can do all of it.”
“Will it replace traditional gaming? No, but it’s another amazing way that we can expand the gaming experience to a wider audience and enhance what’s already there,” he concluded.
No Gears of War yoga/party baby sim, then? Oh Cliffy, say it ain’t so.