Sony Sticking with Traditional Controllers for PS4?
Motion control-only PlayStation 4, a no go according to PlayStation Move architect.
Even with the success PlayStation Move, Sony seems to be sending a message that their next PlayStation console will not ship with a Move-like controller instead of a traditional gamepad. Sony R&D wizard Dr. Richard Marks explains through an interview at Gamasutra that “we’re not trying to get rid of the gamepad.”
According to Marks, the idea that Sony might go for motion-only controllers for PS4 “won’t make sense.” So PlayStation 4 will stick to the traditional D-pad controllers then, but will most likely still be compatible for the PlayStation Move.
“The gamepad is a really good abstract device,” Marks shared. “It can map to so many different things. It doesn’t map one-to-one to those things, but it doesn’t need to for a lot of game experiences.” It may be hard to play role-playing games and other non-motion involved titles without the traditional controllers. But Marks did not deny that the PlayStation Move technology is here to stay a little longer.
When asked about his opinion about controlling games via brain waves, Marks seem a little skeptical:
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“I think the brain interface thing is too far… When you play some of the experiences like Rock Band where you break into a sweat playing the drums, those things are good. I like those things. I don’t want to remove all of that.”