Eurogamer have posted up an interview they had with Michael Tombroff from Softkineticâ€¦ don’t feel bad if you don’t know who he is though as most wouldn’t have heard of him.
Apparently Softkinetic have been working on a motion detecting peripheral for quite some time which not only is better than Kinect but can also be easily integrated with any existing console or electronic manufacturer.
While none of that is overly interesting or backed up with any evidence what is interesting from the interview is when he was asked by Eurogamer if we will be seeing his technology included with the PS3 or PS4 he had this to say
â€œMaybe. As long as I say maybe I don’t commit to anything. But yes, maybe.â€
and then when probed as to whether or not he has spoken to Sony he answered
â€œI’m under NDA. I cannot tell you. By saying that, the answer is yes, but we cannot talk about itâ€
So basically yes he has spoken to Sony and it’s possible that they will take him up on his offer and include his motion controlling technology in the future.
I think it’s becoming obvious that whether you like it or not motion control is here to stay and all the consoles in the next generation are going to be motion enhanced in some way or form.
Last Updated: August 25, 2010