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DICE on Motion Controls: “We are not Interested in Things That Don’t Make the Game Better”

April 16, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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We all have our own opinion about the PlayStation Move and motion gaming in general, and when Patrick Bach, an Executive Producer at DICE (who are working on Battlefield 4), was asked by Edge about their thoughts on motion controls, he didn’t hold back:

We are not interested in things that don’t make the game better. There are a lot of gimmicks – people throwing money at us – ‘can you implement support for this quirky control thing’. No, it doesn’t make the game better. We are extremely open to innovation, but if it’s a gimmick, there’s no point unless it adds value to the player. Touch screens used to be a gimmick, because no-one could get it to work until iPhone came out and used it right. It adds to the experience, and now everyone is doing it. To us it’s the same with motion control and perceptual gaming in general; if it adds, great. If it’s a gimmick, ignore it.

So, unless they find a really good use for the PlayStation Move within Battlefield 4, expect to play it with just the DualShock 3.

What do you think about DICE’s stance on motion controls? Let us know in the comments below.

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