Sony: traditional controllers aren't going anywhere

Now that all three major video game consoles have motion controls and the Kinect is such a success, it'd seem like button-less tech is the future of gaming input for video games. Not so says the man behind Sony's PlayStation Move. Regular gaming pads aren't going extinct anytime soon.

Dr. Richard Marks, the inventor of the PlayStation Move and PlayStation Eye had this to say about the longevity of traditional controllers:

I don't think that makes sense [to give up on traditional controllers]. I said that pretty much from the beginning that we're not trying to get rid of the gamepad. The gamepad is a really good abstract device. 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.

I wholly agree with Dr. Marks. There are games where motion controls work better and games that don't. For example, sports games work much better with motion controls. On the other hand, racing games don't. It's reassuring to hear from a man who is adamant about motion controllers admit that motion controls are not a replacement, but rather a supplement of traditional controllers. Now you can sleep well knowing the PS4 won't come with Move controllers by default instead of DualShocks.

Nintendo might have paved the way for the motion control trend, but it's clear that some things just don't need to change. In this case, if the controller ain't broken, don't fix it.

Via Gamasutra

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