Zipper Interactive wants folks to know that just because SOCOM 4 supports Move and the Navigation Controller, doesn’t mean that you will be forced to use it.
There’s always the DualShock controller.
Speaking with Joystiq, the developer revealed that the game has been in the works for over three-years, and DualShock was the foremost controller in the process because, well, Move didn’t exist yet.
“First and foremost, SOCOM 4 was designed with the DualShock in mind,” said Travis Steiner. “When we started this game over three years ago, Move didn’t even exist yet. I cannot emphasize this point enough: the game supports both controllers. And again, we designed SOCOM 4 with the DualShock in mind.
“What ended up happening is that when we found out about the Move, we decided to try it out and see if it fits with the SOCOM experience very well. And so far, the reaction of the people that have tried it is that it’s actually integrated quite well.
“The key there is that it’s an optional control mechanic, and in no way is any other part of the SOCOM game being hindered or negatively affected by Move’s integration.
“It’s hard to know how well it works in SOCOM until you actually try it. I think people have some preconceived notions about how effective motion controls are in a shooter game, because up until now, the response time just hasn’t been there, the accuracy, as well as the graphics.
“The PS3 can deliver the kind of realistic HD gaming that I think serious shooter players would want. And I think when you try the Move in SOCOM 4, a lot of people become pleasantly surprised by how effective and accurate it can be”.
So there you have it. No need to worry. Use it, or don’t. Your choice.
Here are some impressions on SOCOM 4 being used with Move.
SOCOM 4 is slated for fall.