Sega is very positive about Microsoft Natal and Sony Move. The company sees huge potential in general, but will initially focus on creating rather simplistic titles due to the limited install base of these motion controllers.
A high-ranking executive from Sega, a large independent game publisher, said that motion sensing game controllers from Microsoft Corp. and Sony Computer Entertainment have a huge potential in general, but initially the company will concentrate on creating rather simplistic titles due to limited install base of Natal and PS Move. A particularly interesting comment was said about Microsoft’s sensor, according to the exec, the device will inspire “brilliant innovations”.
“My guess is that in the next two years plus, you will see some brilliant innovations [with Natal]. We are experimenting at the moment and it will take us a long time to get a fully commercially acceptable game that has that kind of application. However, we have not seen what first party have yet. They could come in and blow us all away with their innovations,” said Michael Hayes, the president of Sega West game publishing company, in an interview with CVG.