Peter Moore Praises Nintendo, Hints at 360 Motion-Sensing Controller

by Mike 



GI: What is Microsoft going to do to attract the larger, casual scene?

Peter Moore: From a first-party point of view, it’s not just about E-rated games, it’s going to be about the experience that, quite frankly, Nintendo has done a tremendous job in capturing, in bringing back fun—if you will—to the gaming platforms. But we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve as well to be able to do that. It’s not something that we’re going to be shy about, and it’s not something that we’re not painfully aware of that needs to be changed by this holiday. That has been the strategy all along, and we’ll be making some more announcements in the coming month or two. I think you’ll see how serious we are about that.

GI: I’m glad to hear you didn’t say Fuzion Frenzy 2.

Peter Moore: I didn’t say Fuzion Frenzy 2, though I think it’s getting a bad rap. But anything that’s got 40 little minigames in it, as simple as they may be—it’s actually a fun multiplayer game. You know, it’s not Fuzion Frenzy 2. It’s actually not games. It’s more experiencial than that. And again, since the day I saw Iwata-san pull the nunchuck controller out from under his podium a few years ago at TGS, I’ve always realized that was the right thing for Nintendo to have to do for what they needed to do to be successful in this next generation. And it was always going to be a challenge for us. So, we have plans. This does not come as a surprise. Our strategy has been laid out for us years in advance, and you’re going to see some of that this next holiday and beyond.

Make of it what you will, my guess is some RARE game and a few others are gonna have a special controller for some motion action. Which is cool, as long as it doesn’t become a damn gimmick.

[Source: Game Informer]


~ by Mike on February 26, 2007.

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