Friday, April 19, 2013
Motion Control Tech Is A Gimmick That Won’t Be Implemented In Battlefield 4, DICE Says

Motion Control Tech Is A Gimmick That Won’t Be Implemented In Battlefield 4, DICE Says

DICE executive producer Patrick Bach has sidelined motion controls as gimmick technology that won’t be implemented in Battlefield 4, or any of its games.

Speaking to Edge, Bach said companies have been “throwing money” at DICE to implement the tech, however they steadily resist because, according to him, it adds nothing to their games.

There are a lot of gimmicks – people throwing money at us – ‘can you implement support for this quirky control thing’. No, it doesn’t make the game better.

We are extremely open to innovation, but if it’s a gimmick, there’s no point unless it adds value to the player. Touch screens used to be a gimmick, because no-one could get it to work until iPhone came out and used it right. It adds to the experience, and now everyone is doing it. To us it’s the same with motion control and perceptual gaming in general; if it adds, great. If it’s a gimmick, ignore it.

PS4 is expected to make greater use of motion technology with the revamped PS Eye and DualShock 4, and Microsoft is going a step further with Kinect 2.0 – but none of it matters to DICE.

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