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Naughty Dog’s next game “too far along” to include Move support

Tuesday, 21st September 2010 07:01 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Naughty Dog’s been pretty hush-hush about whatever it’s currently got cooking, but the developer’s finally thrown us a bone.

The gist? Nathan Drake’s faced many dangerous obstacles over the years, but tacked-on Move support won’t be one of them.

“Maybe in the future. Right now, it’s kind of difficult because we’re so focused on the next thing. It would be too late for us to start thinking about that. Move certainly has potential,” Naughty Dog co-president Christophe Balestra told Game Informer (via CVG).

Fellow president Evan Wells agreed, noting that he originally thought the Wii would be just another passing fad, trampled by an increasingly fickle audience in the mad rush to The Next Big Thing. Despite a recent change of heart, however, he’s not hitching his horse to motion control’s wagon without making sure he does it right.

“I think if we were going to tackle a game that supported Move, we would want to do it from the ground up. We’re too far along into what we’re working on next to really do it justice,” he explained.

No Drake’s Sports and Yoga with Nintendogs and Party Babyz, then? Bummer.

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11 Comments

  1. KAP

    And this exactly why i LOVE Naughty Dog as a major game developer.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Dannybuoy

    Fair enough. It better not be uncharted 3 though as I’m longing for some point aiming in Uncharted. Maybe we could all chip in and get some cash together for one of the ND team to stay a few hours after work one night to write a patch for move controls for U2. ;-)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Ok, not EVERY upcoming game has to use it i guess.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    3D? ;-)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. mington

    NG learnt their lesson about tagging on gimmicky gimmicks with uncharted’s six axis support.

    I believe that they try and make a very focused gaming experience, pacing, difficulty, controls. For them to incorporate motion controls would complete change the games finely tuned difficulty and balance.

    If they aren’t thinking about incorporating motion controls from the projects get go, they’d never just tag it on afterwards.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Rhythm

    Nice. Good to see they’re not just jumping straight into it. Move is horrendously inaccurate as a pointing device – I dread to think how Killzone 3 and MAG 2.0 are going to turn out

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Tonka

    OMG, Move really is shit, isn’t it?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. get2sammyb

    I agree that they’re yet to establish a pointer standard, but they work fine in The Shoot and Flight Control HD. It’s just an implementation issue at the moment.

    Apparently the Move controls in the latest version of the MAG beta are absolutely fantastic. Haven’t tried it for myself, but plenty of GAF users love it.

    @7 – I don’t think so. I spent all weekend on Sports Champions. Love the game.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. theevilaires

    So UC3 won’t have MOVE support, thanks for the hint ND ;) @ Blerk I think its safe to say UC3 will be in 3D.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I’m too lazy to look up the release dates right now. How many years after U1 was U2 released? Just trying to get an idea when we might expect U3. Thx!

    #10 4 years ago
  11. The Hindle

    @ 10 there was two years between UC 1 and 2 but i dont think UC 3 will be out next year tbh. Evan wells hinted in an interview that ND had gone to a 3 year dev cycle.

    #11 4 years ago

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