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Tretton: PS3 Motion Controller Might Be Back-Compatible

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Last week at Sony’s E3 press conference, the company unveiled a motion controller for the PlayStation 3. This week, Sony’s President and CEO of SCEA said that the motion controller just might be backwards compatible with older PlayStation 3 games.

When asked in an interview with CNBC reporter Chris Morris if updates to existing games would be coming out to make them compatible with the new motion control technology, Jack Tretton responded that he “think that’s absolutely conceivable.”

I think our [motion] controller can be used with every game that’s on the system now — and every game we’re working on,” Tretton continued.

Tretton said he believed that the motion control technology that the PlayStation 3 will have is superior to that of Nintendo’s Wii.

“Personally, it’s very difficult for me to perceive ‘God of War 3’ being played with the Wii controller,” Tretton said. “It’s a different experience that doesn’t lend itself to certain types of games.”

 

My question is......how? What do you think about Tretton's proposal? Do you think it is possible? If so, would you try it out? Discuss please.



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Im thinking he means the SixAxis maybie?



no I think he means games like God of War 3 and such...



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Sounds too good to be true.



pakidan101 said:
no I think he means games like God of War 3 and such...


"I think our [motion] controller can be used with every game that’s on the system now" <<<i meant that



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This does not bode well. Sony needs to learn the lesson that third parties on the Wii learned. You cannot just make a game, then add motion controls on at the end. Sony and MS are two of a very small group of developers with no motion control experience. I honestly think they need to consult with outside talent on their first few motion games



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antfromtashkent said:
pakidan101 said:
no I think he means games like God of War 3 and such...


"I think our [motion] controller can be used with every game that’s on the system now" <<

 

Oh, I don't know....people are already assuming that he meant the new motion controller can be used for every game they have already like MGS4, Infamous, Uncharted, Resistance, Killzone 2, etc. etc. etc.

 

I think this is just too big of a promise....almost near the region of promising 4D and that they will keep backwards compatibility with PS2 games...somehow I believe the costs of doing something like that is just too much and this feels like an opinion from someone with little to no motion control knowledge...



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i think it can easily be done with  downloadable patches.

and i like how he said "The Wii Controller" haha, no named controller must be named.



If Sony can successfully pull this off then I think it would be awesome.