Microsoft and Sony are both expecting – and probably holding thumbs, hoping – that their soon to be released motion-sensing peripherals will increase the longevity of their consoles, which when compared to the graphical fidelity of high-end PC’s – are beginning to show their age.
Ubisoft’s Alain Corre doesn’t think so, saying he expects them to bring only a short-term boost to the market.
â€œYes, it’s a good extension of the lifecycle for a certain length of time and it’s also a good way to capture some consumers they didn’t have on the casual side, because Microsoft’s 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3 do not have the casual customers. So it will bring in a new category of customer for them.â€
This is a stark contrast of opinion to Xbox Europe VP, Chris Lewis who said â€œKinect really gives us, I think, a very genuine additional five years.â€
"Now, will it prevent them from releasing brand new technology in the next five years? I don’t think so," he added; showing his belief, more than likely correctly, that both companies are hard at work designing their respective console’s successors.
He does, howevere, believe that Nintendo are on to a good thing with the 3DS.
"We’re very confident that the machine will lift the handheld market, which is what we need," said Corre, predicting it would be a â€œmonster successâ€
Even though the French developer is already making games for Nintendo’s new handheld, they’re still surprised by Nintendo’s ingenuity.
"They surprised us even in the end, even though we had a lot of information and were able to get ahead in the development of our games, they still surprised us each time they bring a new feature that we didn’t know about."
Source : Gi.biz
Last Updated: August 26, 2010