Wed, Aug 18, 2010 | 22:12 BST
Moore: No 3D, Move or Kinect support for FIFA for now
Peter Moore has said gamers should not expect Move, Kinect or 3D support for FIFA any time soon.
Speaking to Eurogamer at gamescom, Moore said: “If you ask me right now do they feel like there is obvious relevance of those technologies to the experience that is FIFA, I don’t see it right now.
“I don’t think it’s a great experience. People say, ‘Well why don’t you just do a penalty kick?’ How disruptive is that?
“It feels like a bit of a mini-game. It feels bolted on, and not quite what we think the experience should be.”
Moore didn’t rule it out completely though adding, “you never say never.”
When it comes to 3D gaming, Moore confirms this is something else which FIFA will not support for the time being.
“If 3D adds value to the gaming experience, then the teams will do it,” Moore said. “Quite frankly, I’ve seen Madden in 3D using our regular game and there are some cool moments when the camera comes down into the huddle and when the players are standing around, where you’ve got depth of field.
“But once you pull back to the normal camera – and FIFA’s no different – 3D doesn’t help you because the camera is so far away. You lose that depth of field. So, it’s got to add value.”
Again Moore didn’t rule out 3D support completely, saying if it adds value to the game and there is a demand, then it will be worthwhile.
“We’re looking at it. Sports is not that easy. You’ve got to see the field to play it properly. It’s not just washing over you like a movie,” he said.
“3D came a little too late to impact this year. But there’s also got to be an installed base of televisions to make it worthwhile. I don’t know anybody with a 3D TV. That says it all. And how much 3D broadcasting is there right now?”
FIFA 11 releases on September 28 in the US and October 1 in the UK.
A demo for it will be released on September 16.