Sony's upcoming Wii-style motion controller, the PlayStation Move, is much more accurate than Nintendo's popular Wii motion controller. At least according to the CEO of Dundee-based developer Cohort Studios who are working on one of the first PlayStation Move titles.
Speaking in an interview with Develop, the Cohort Studios CEO Lol Scragg said, "The PlayStation Move is a great piece of hardware. It has a fantastic feel to it and it’s incredibly accurate. We’ve had no issues with it, and the hardware and the libraries have come on well."
Scragg went on to say how be believes both Sony and Microsoft's motion control offerings will help bring round core gamers who feel that motion control is just a gimmick.
"Having used both controllers a lot, I’d say it was clear that the Move controller is so much more accurate [than the Wii]. And it’s not just across the X and Y-axis either, the Z axis is really accurate as well.
"I understand that, if you read any of the forums, you’ll [see] people state they don’t need motion control, but that’s because they’ve likened motion control to the Wii. Once Sony and Microsoft start releasing their own games for their motion controllers, I think the core will come round to it."
In the interview, Scragg goes on to say that he believes motion control should only be used in games where it will work well, rather than trying to add motion control to every game.
"I don’t think every game can work with motion controls," Scragg said.
"Some things just don’t fit, and I’m hoping – with these new motion controllers – developers don’t say ‘oh we’ll just force in motion controls’ because it would add something new."