Naughty Dog: Motion and 3D to be used only if it “fits into the story”

Wednesday, 4 August 2010 17:21 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Naughty Dog community strategist Arne Meyer has said the developer will only include 3D or Move in its future games if it “fits into the story”.

Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with PS University, Meyer admitted the technology is exciting, but no decisions have been made at this time regarding its inclusion.

“3D is an interesting technology, especially given how well it’s been recently implemented in the cinema and all the support it’s getting in the industry,” he said. “We’re extremely fortunate to have the PS3 be a platform that can provide us with the power and option to implement 3D in future projects.

“What we may do with this technology depends on how it fits into the story we want to do, so we haven’t made any decisions at this time. Generally speaking, it is an exciting technology to see come to fruition in the home, as it opens a variety of ways developers can innovate with their narrative and with their games.

“[With Move] it’s pretty much the same thing as with 3D technology – we’re extremely fortunate to have a platform in the PS3 that can provide an option to use these new tools to allow developers and storytellers to interact with their audiences in new and compelling ways. Utilizing the Move is certainly an option we would consider – again, if it fits in with our narrative and design goals.

“Overall, we’re really glad to see the industry push towards new ways to engage and broaden their audiences. We feel the Move is an extremely robust, accurate method of interacting with gamers – it will be awesome to see how many of the top development teams on the PS3 use and innovate with the Move when it is released later this year.”

As far as Uncharted 3 or the franchise appearing on other platforms is concerned, Meyer said a decision hasn’t been made regarding either at the moment, but the developer is aware of fans wanting more Nathan Drake in their future.

“The Uncharted universe is a very deep universe populated by characters with rich backgrounds – and present and futures stories,” he said. “We’re definitely looking at ways to reveal more about our game universe and the characters that live within it – I think our fans are looking for more and we’d love to provide that to them.”

“We would love to expand the Uncharted franchise to expose as many people as possible to the compelling stories we have to tell within that universe. However, we haven’t made any plans at the moment regarding other platforms.”

Uncharted 2 recently received a title update, and it looks like movie plans for the series are in limbo for the time being.