Child of Eden Delayed for PS3, but for a Good Reason

Last year at E3, Ubisoft announced a new game, Child of Eden. A spiritual successor to Rez from the PS2 and Dreamcast, it was one of the few hardcore games made for the Xbox 360 Kinect. Move seemed like a good fit but it wasn’t in the plans then.

While the game was announced for both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, Tetsuya Mizuguchi only talked about the Kinect-enabled version of the game. Mizuguchi never completely denied interest in the PlayStation Move for his game, he admitted that his team was never able to acquire a Move development kit. Nearly ten months have passed with little news coming out about the game, other than it was still in development. IGN later learned that the game is still on track for its June 14th release on the 360 but PS3 owners will have to wait a little while longer.

The game will be delayed until September, but at least Ubisoft was able to confirm that the game is still in development, and it’s “expected to support PlayStation Move”. Looks like they were finally able to acquire those dev kits after all! While Child of Eden is also completely playable with a standard DualShock 3 or Xbox 360 wireless controller, the main focus is for it to be played with a motion controller.

How do you feel about the bittersweet news?