Activision COO Thomas Tippl has said in a recent interview that he thinks Nintendo 3DS is “brilliant”, while also revealing that the company will support Kinect and Move once the install base grows.
“I was particularly impressed by the 3DS, and it got a great reception. It’s a brilliant product. Nintendo’s figured out the glasses–or the lack thereof–are key,” the exec told Gamespot.
“The integration of the 3D camera was a brilliant move. And if they also address the piracy issues they have and upgrade the copyright protection system, I think it’s going to be a big success and draw publisher interest to put more resources against publishing a game in this platform.”
On the subject of Move and Kinect, Tippl was a little more cautious, saying that they are not supporting the devices for now and would rather focus on the core market.
“Down the road, as we see an install base emerging on these new innovations and user interfaces from Sony and Xbox, we will have certain games for which they will be suitable and open up new ways to innovate and enhance the user experience. You can see games like Tony Hawk would be obvious.
“Or in a fishing franchise from Rapalla, this type of [feature] could really enhance the experience. And that’s what we’re focused on. We don’t just want to introduce it everywhere whether it’s going to get the player a better experience [or not].”
Activision threw a rather large party for its E3 conference. Extravagant is probably an understatement.
You can relive the whole thing here as we blogged everything that happened.