Update: ThatGameCompany have been in touch. They say that the Eye comment was a “slip up”, adding that it hasn’t been as extensively demoed (as Kinect has). “For example,” adds Jenova, “I don’t know if the PS4’s Eye can see your heart beat yet.”
As for the PS4 comment, “it was in a response to a question about if the game would be on PS3 or PS4. I said it will more likely be on PS4, due to the prospective release date.”
Hey, someone said something nice about Xbox One, but – boo, hiss – it’s former PlayStation devotee and creator of Journey, Jenova Chen.
“I wanted to have an input device that captures the player’s facial expressions and gestures and fingers so that they could actually go into a virtual world and talk to someone, and see their emotions, without necessarily knowing who they are, and I think the Kinect 2 seems to be finally there.”
The story then takes a twist with the thatgamecompany Twitter account tweeting “@JenovaChen said the Kinect looks interesting, but many people are taking that to mean we’re making an exclusive Xbox One game.”
Then they gave an all too familiar explanation, “Unless if Microsoft changes their rules or gives us special treatment, we cannot make games on the Xbox One.”
So what are they working on? “The PS4’s Eye hasn’t been officially revealed yet, so we can’t comment on it yet,” they said.
The Eye has not been officially revealed? Is there some Kinect slaying tech Sony have yet to mention which thatgamecompany are going to use?
As for the mystery game the team are working on, “We haven’t announced any platforms yet, but it’ll be a while until it’s released. It will more likely be on PS4, though.”