THQ Will Support Project Natal, PS3 Motion Control At Launch
Author: Pete Haas
published: 2009-07-09 11:34:28
The fate of the Xbox 360 and PS3's upcoming motion control devices will be decided by the games offered for each. Today publisher THQ pledged that they will be producing games for both devices as soon as they launch.
"We'll be there at launch with some very friendly titles for the first audience who will adopt that stuff, which is families," said THQ VP of Creative Development Danny Bilson in a talk with GI.biz. He said that THQ will expand beyond family-friendly games in time, though. ""The technology is really excellent, for both Xbox 360 and PS3, so now it's all about the creative versus the business model. What's the installed base like and how much can I spend against those? Of course at first you'll see games that cost less money, but as the installed base grows we'll do more robust stuff."
While some publishers will try to make multiplatform motion control games for the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360, Bilson says that his company will make use of each device's individual capabilities. "We're not going to just port stuff over, each one of those platforms needs a lot of design love. The same way we would treat Drawn to Life on Wii, we would treat similar games on those systems. It's about how can we best use Project Natal and how can we best use the Sony controller. We have this stuff at the studios, we've had it for a while."
THQ isn't just looking to create games for other companies' peripherals, though. Late last month, CEO Brian Farrell revealed that THQ is also developing its own peripheral.
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