EA making Wii fitness game

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 8 May 2008 07:59 GMT

EA Sport’s Peter Moore’s confirmed that the publisher is working on a Balance Board fitness game for Wii, Eurogamer reports.

“We’re watching very closely what the Wii Fit board does,” he said, speaking at an EA Sports conference in Vancouver.

“We think we have to have a role to play with that mum – the kids have gone to school, she’s got 45 minutes on her own, the Wii is there, it’s the first console she’s ever liked because she can do things herself. And we’re working on stuff, trying to work out how we can use EA Sports applications there.”

Moore continued, saying that EA Balance Board apps are going to be more strenuous than Wii Fit.

“I need to have a point of difference,” he said. “We also need to make sure we’re delivering something that’s truly exercise. I’ll call [Wii Fit] more eastern fitness, where it senses weight and balance, like Tai-Chi. It’s more about holistic fitness. I don’t think the board is going to take a pounding. We need to look more at western fitness in which I can actually be moving and start to sweat a little bit, and that’s what we’re working on right now.”

No detail was given on release date.

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