Sony UK VP and MD Fergal Gara had the chance to speak out in an interview with OPM on the current status of the PlayStation Move controller in the market, and the possibilities of its future on Playstation.
The interview is as follows:
Official PlayStation Magazine UK ”As a piece of tech Move is great, it works and it’s a really interesting experience, but it does feel like it’s fallen a bit towards the EyeToy side of things, where it’s for family games that flap around a bit. Apart from Resistance 3, it hasn’t really seen much of a mainstream push. Do you think it’s fallen into that position, and is it going to be brought back into a mainstream role?”
Fergal Gara “What I’m thinking is that it’s better suited towards the casual market, certainly, but we also are pretty clear that we could have done a better job on the titles we’ve had and we’ve brought to market for the PlayStation Move. As you’ve said, great tech, probably not so great applications so far. So there’s a job for us to do on the strength of games, and having seen what’s forthcoming gives me great hope that we can do a better job with Move as we look forward. So we’re certainly not forgetting about it.”
OPM “So it’s still fluid, it’s still being worked on?”
FG “Absolutely, still being worked on.”
I definitely feel like the Move has yet to reach it’s full potential when it comes to the strength of it’s games or compatibility with serious games, but I think with something along the lines of “Sorcery” we might start seeing the Move actually start to do better in the gaming market. How do you guys feel about the Move right now?