In an interview with IndustryGamers, Rob Dyer, SCEA Senior Vice President of Publisher Relations has spoken publicly about the PS3’s much anticipated Motion Controller.
“I’m actually really proud of the way we’ve handled the motion controller,” said Dyer. “From Sony’s perspective, rather than go out and do a whole PR barrage we’re going to show up and have a line-up of products to show people rather than having a lot of great statements to say.”
“Whether it’s at GDC or DPS (Destination PlayStation), and definitely at E3, you’re going to see – and I’ve seen it from both first and third parties – some really awesome products to support this.”
In an apparent dig at Microsoft and Natal, he followed up with “we have games that will address both the casual consumer and the core. We’re going to have games coming from third parties that are hardcore games – these are not fluff pieces.”
He then went on to explain why he thinks Sony has the better product: “From a third-party perspective it’s easier to develop for, you can use the same code base that you currently use for PS3 or 360 or even the Wii in order to get a motion controller game out. You can’t do that with Natal.”
“We’re going to have a lot more games, a lot more innovation – particularly with the camera and the precision – versus what you’ll have with Natal or the Wii. We can all sit around here and debate that… but the fact is I’m not having any trouble getting third-party support.”
Tuffcub’s recent Massive Poll had many comments from you saying that you don’t want a load of Wii shovelware and Dyer explains that is not going to happen: “I can assure you that’s not what you’re going to see.”
He also confirmed Sony has been testing Arc ideas with focus groups to make sure it’s what gamers want: “Trust me, we’ve spent way too much money on way too many outside resources looking at this.
“Given our tagline ‘It Only Does Everything'”, he concludes, “we feel the motion controller will only expand on that and give the consumer a great experience.”