Creator of one of the most innovative titles in gaming history ( Heavy Rain ) David Cage said that he expected Sony’s long-standing DualShock to mark “the end of an era.” Clearly he’s in favour of the new-age devices – Sony’s Move and Microsoft’s Kinect – but goes on to say that he doesn’t know if “Kinect or Move are the ultimate answer.”
Talking about making Heavy Rain compatible with the Move peripheral for the PlayStation 3, Cage said: “That was a very interesting experience. We learned a lot doing it. We need some time to think about it and see how we can create even more exciting experiences. Maybe there will be more devices in the near future in the same direction but which work slightly differently that will open new ground.”
“I can clearly see how DualShock is the end of an era and we need to move to something else as an industry. I don’t know if Kinect or Move are the ultimate answer. It’s up to console manufacturers to bring a new device. But something will happen, hopefully soon.”
On the contrary, not everyone are willing to give up the button-mashing experience that has been the primary way to play games since the birth of the gaming industry a few decades ago.