EyeToy devs question rival casual titles

By Mike, Tuesday, 25 November 2008 08:42 GMT


Speaking to GI, Sony’s EyeToy devs have questioned the viability of its rivals’ casual titles – including Microsoft’s You’re in the Movies – and casted doubt as to whether the Wii controller is being used to its full potential.

“I think that [with You’re In the Movies] they’re probably going to have some technical difficulties to wrestle with,” said EyeToy designer, Sandy Spangler.

“They’re using some technical elements that are not reliable, at least not according to our experience. They’re using background subtraction to put you in the movie, and it’s not very robust, that’s why we haven’t done it in any of our games.

“If the white shifts in the room or something, it can stop working,” he added. “Good luck to them.”

Turning his attention to the Wii-mote, Spangler said, “It’s more intuitive, it’s very clear, as opposed to trying to figure out how to… use the Wii remote in ways that maybe naturally don’t make sense – you wave it a lot to do activities where you wouldn’t be waving in real life.

“Whereas what we always try and do with our games is make a direct correlation between the motion that you’re doing and the action on screen, the effect you’re having on the game.”

More through the link.

By Mike Bowden

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.




Sandy Spangler

Wii Mote

  • Nyko unveils new Wii wand at CES

    Console peripheral firm, Nyko, unveiled a new Wii-mote at CES 09 in Las Vegas last night called The Wand. Although looking like a tarted up version of the original, The Wand will apparently use Trans-Port technology which, according to CNet, will allow “compatible devices to take advantage of functionality not always available in current Wii […]

  • Future Wii-motes might include Motion Plus

    Nintendo designer, Katsuya Eguchi said in a roundtable with journalists at E3 today that the company is looking at including MotionPlus technology into future iterations of its Wii-mote. “As to looking at whether or not it will be an attachment or built in – we’re always looking at how hardware should evolve and where we […]