Epic says ‘no thanks’ to Natal shooters

Like BioWare’s Dr. Ray Muzyka, Epic’s resident “Dude Huge” Cliff Bleszinski thinks that Project Natal has potential and could contribute “to make something compelling.” But ultimately, it doesn’t look like Epic will be going the hands-free route with their shooters anytime soon. In a sit-down with British industry mag Develop, Bleszinski admitted, “Y’know, we’ll take a look at Natal–no promises–but it’s likely that the classic control interface is what Epic will be working on in the foreseeable future.” Comforting words indeed, as it’s hard to imagine a world with nary a gamepad. Hey, look, we’d be the first to sign up for air-chainsawing and air-curbstomping some Locust, but not if it means the quality of the game is compromised.