Yannis Mallat, Ubisoft Montreal boss, has revealed they're "experimenting" with Project Natal and PS3's motion technologies right now. Ubi's "golden rule" is game quality.
If those motion techs don't pull their weight in making stuff fun, then Ubi won't touch them. If they like what they see then "new IPs" and "our own brands" likely have a future with them.
"We're experimenting," Mallat told as the London premiere of Assassin's Creed: Lineage.
"At the end of the day what is really important is the quality of the game, that's the golden rule at Ubisoft. If using the new control devices enhances the quality of the experience, then we'll do it. Should it be new IPs, should it be our own brands."
"As we speak we are experimenting with that stuff," he added. Mallet was asked if existing motion-centric IPs like Red Steel and Raving Rabbids could migrate to Natal and PS3, to which the studio boss replied: "I cannot comment on that." Which means 'yeah, most likely'.
What Ubi games, if any, do you think would go well with some motion tech?
Ubi: If motion tech "enhances" videogame quality, then "we'll do it"
22 October 2009 | By Simon Priest