Forgot password?  |  Register  |    
User Name:     Password:    
News   

Square Enix CEO Thinks New Motion Controllers Are 'Limited,' Expects New Wii in 2011

Yoichi Wada, CEO of Square Enix, is impressed by Project Natal, but doesn't think it'll have much of an impact.

In a recent interview with the UK-based Financial Times, Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada said he doesn't believe that Microsoft and Sony's new motion controllers will have much of an impact. He also expects a new Wii by 2011 that will have more in common with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and might even have a new controller.

While he believes the new motion controllers are "quite limited," he thinks very highly of Microsoft's Project Natal. "I think it will become standard," he said.

However, he adds that the controllers are difficult to design for. According to Wada, if compelling games are made, the new motion controllers will take off.

Square Enix is faring well this year, as they've been riding high off of the high sales of Dragon Quest IX in Japan (4 million units) and the recent success of Batman: Arkham Asylum, which they have a hand in now because of their recent purchase of Eidos. The company is planning to release Final Fantasy XIII in Japan this December and in other regions next year.


 

Comments

Log in to your PixlBit account in the bar above or join the site to leave a comment.

Hot Story

Super Hang-On Review Rewind

When I was a wee lad in the arcades, motorcycle racers were not often a priority for me to spend my quarters. I was too busy playing After Burner, Galaga, or Ms. Pac-Man. But one day, I saw something that stood out from the usual bunch- Sega’s Super Hang-On, initially released in 1987. As I hopped on the mechanical bike and blasted around that first corner, I knew it was worth every quarter spent. I was one with the road- until I crashed seconds later. While I never won the race or played it in the arcade again, I always remembered how much fun it was. Thankfully, most of the traits that made the coin-op version fun translated well on the Sega Genesis.

Read More...

Support