Farsight dev diary: Move “opens up PS3” to new range of genres

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:02 GMT


Brunswick Pro Bowling developer Farsight has said Move will allow PS3 to engage with a whole range of new genres, while saying “optical” motion devices (Wii) simply can’t match the peripheral for versatility.

“It opens up the PS3 to a whole new collection of game genres that really were not workable on it before,” said Farsight president Jay Obernolte, speaking in the video you’ll find below.

He added: “The experience of bowling is totally different in an optical motion mechanic than in the motion mechanic of the PS3 Motion Controller, because when you bowl, you bring your arm back on the back-swing, and how you tilt your wrist during the forward swing of your arm has a lot to do with where the ball’s going to go in the lane.

The amount of hook it gets and the direction of the ball when it leaves your hand are very difficult to get out of an optical mechanic.”

Good job Wii got MotionPlus, eh? Check out the footage here. Move releases in the back-end of this year.

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