Bethesda Not Working on Motion Control Games
Wish you could swing a little white remote in the air while watching a digital version of yourself bludgeon a supermutant among the ruins of a post-apocalyptic Washington D.C.?
A rep from the production company responsible for Fallout 3 and the Elder Scrolls series told Industry Gamers it isn’t working on Wii titles, motion control games for PS3′s Move or Microsoft Kinect, or even that concerned about 3D TV-compatible titles.
Instead, Bethesda executive producer Tom Howard said, the company will keep doing what it does: turning out huge, epic games.
“I sort of take a wait-and-see approach on that,” Howard said about making games for Kinect and Move. “We do a bunch of games, so ‘X’ developer might decide, ‘Hey we can take advantage of Kinect this way.’ I think it really depends on the game.”
So motion control isn’t out of the question, but it’s not a priority.
And Bethesda isn’t in a hurry to develop titles for the Wii, either, he said. Nintendo’s machine draws too many youngsters for what Bethesda does.
“You can never say never, but I think for the kind of games that we like to play and make, it fits the other platforms… if there’s going to be some bigger, more mature games on it, the system, for better or worse, has been moved to this demographic,” Howard said.