"choice for the consumer" is crucial, and they mustn't force PlayStation Move on to the gamers.
PS Move is "an enhancement" to what's on offer, "not a replacement." It's due out this autumn with "more than 20" titles by March 2011.
"The key is choice for the consumer. We don't want to force motion gaming down their throat," Tretton of SCEA told , reports . Sony has pledged many launch titles to accompany PlayStation Move, totalling 20 by March next year.
"We don’t want to force motion gaming down their throat, so for the shooter fan, it’s gonna be ‘well, I like motion gaming but I prefer my DualShock’, so that’s going to be there for them. The thing about this motion gaming is that it’s an add-on, and enhancement, and an extension of what already exists, not a replacement."
Many believe Microsoft and Sony are jumping on the motion gaming bandwagon after Nintendo’s mega success with Wii, however Sony has a different take on that...
"PlayStation has come to stand for accuracy, cutting edge technology, and we certainly give Nintendo all the credit in the world for what they have accomplished with motion gaming, but we really feel we ushered that in with the original EyeToy," said Tretton.
"So what we feel we have progressed to is the next generation of motion gaming experience where using the controller and the camera, we’re able to get the most immersive, most realistic, motion gaming experience gamers have ever seen."
Sony "don’t anticipate a shortage" of PlayStation Move come retail, unlike the PlayStation 3 shortage going on right now in the US. “We’ve been working on this for several years, and we also wanted to be able to come up with something that is affordable."
Multiple SKUs are planned including an "uber-bundle" for gamers, which includes the controllers, the Eye camera along with the PS3 and games. They'll also have the controllers, camera and a game "for under $100". Excited for this fall?
Jack Tretton: Don't want to force "motion gaming down their throat"
17 March 2010 | By Simon Priest