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Developer says fitness gamers will “benefit more” from Move and Natal

Friday, 16th April 2010 17:51 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Simon Prytherch, managing director of Lightning Fish Games, has suggested that Move and Natal will appeal mainly to the non-core audience that use consoles for casual play and fitness regimes.

Speaking with MCV, Prythrch feels that these folks will “benefit more” from the new motion controls than anyone else.

“The non-games sector will benefit more than any other sector from Natal and PlayStation Move,” he said. “These devices are suited to non-core audiences. A key feature of these devices is the ability to accurately monitor user performance.

“We will see new ways of interacting and new genres emerging as creative minds get to grips with the technology.”

Fitness games for the new controls would not be surprising at all, since the genre sells rather well for Nintendo.

With Move, there’s the possibility that EA Sports Active 2.0 coming to PS3 with work with the new controller, and then there’s the rumor of a yoga game for Natal coming in October.

Super secret sources also claim that Rare’s working on a exercise title of sorts, and with Microsoft courting ladies mags for advertising spots on Natal, it’s only a matter of time before one is announced.

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7 Comments

  1. polygem

    wow this is bad news

    #1 5 years ago
  2. justiceblob

    no it isnt…. Now we might actually see some results from these games

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    @2 there is no fucking result. You can’t make a FITNESS GAME. If you want fitness go to the Sport Club.

    Fitness games are bullshit and will never ever help. If someone want to be in a good shape, he must go and do something, but not play and pretend to be a sportsmen.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Holesome

    @3 bull Erthazus. There is no reason why a FITNESS GAME cannot be made and be beneficial to the user and as a result be successful. Such a game can now become a coach that can monitor actual movement and help motivate the user, especially with Natal full body recognition. The key is to find the right motivation for the user to continue with “the plan” and results can follow.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Holesome

    @3 Erthazus. There is no reason why a FITNESS GAME cannot be made and be beneficial to the user and as a result be successful. Such a game can now become a coach that can monitor actual movement and help motivate the user, especially with Natal full body recognition. The key is to find the right motivation for the user to continue with “the plan” and results can follow.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    @5 it can be successfull with sales, but won’t help normal people to loose weight and other shit.
    GAME CONSOLE IS FOR GAMES and it was invented to play games and use it for fun.

    This is not working. Thats not the same.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. DeSpiritusBellum

    People have been using music, videos and personal trainers to help them work out for quite a few decades now, I don’t see why games wouldn’t be able to carry the same motivational effect.

    There’s no fucking way I could ever take myself seriously doing it, but if it helps people move, that can really only be a good thing.

    15-30 minutes a day can still mean the difference between cardiac arrest and good health in the long run.

    #7 5 years ago

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