The "Holy Grail of gaming" is placing us "into the game physically." Family, shooter and sports genre "really critical" to PS3 Wand success.
"We look at motion control as being that much more than what exists on the market," Koller told . "The Holy Grail of gaming is placing you as a consumer into the game physically. When we provide further details, people will see exactly where we're going."
Warning - extreme PR bias ahead!
The PS3 motion tech will work with "a real wide variety" of genres. "The areas that are going to be really critical to our success will be family games, as well as shooters and sports games," said Koller. Such talk wouldn't be complete without some rival bashing...
"Those are going to be the areas that will really define success, because they're areas that quite honestly, I think Project Natal and the Wii are going to have trouble matching, from a differentiation standpoint."
Sony is focusing on motion control, 3D gaming and the PlayStation Network for 2010. "A lot of what you'll see in terms of changes to the PS3 are going to be done through firmware for the foreseeable future. There's a lot features and functions we have planned there. I think that 2010 will be a big year for that," added the SCEA executive.
Then there are all those hot IP launches, which haven't all been unveiled yet. "Some of the big franchises, as well as new IPs have new ways to game, not motion control gaming, but in other ways. It's going to be a really strong lineup."
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Sony: Project Natal and Wii will have "trouble matching" PS3 Wand
17 December 2009 | By Simon Priest