Ever since the Halo tattoo, when Peter Moore speaks, people listen. Granted, most of what people hear is corporate PR spun around to sound really, really good but sometimes Moore has some thought provoking Jack Handy-esque moments. Take the 3D hullabaloo – yes, hullabaloo – that is building in intensity around gaming; Peter Moore thinks he knows the “secret sauce” to the whole thing.
“As James Cameron did with Avatar at the movies, you’ve got to build [games] from the ground up with 3D in mind,” said Moore. “None of the games I’ve seen [so far] have been built that way – they’ve been regular games running in 3D. The real secret sauce will be when somebody says: ‘I’m going to build this game specifically for a 3D platform.'”
“This is reminiscent of where we were with HD five or six years ago. It seems like a lifetime ago now, but you’d go to CES and be in awe of HD – and it was sports games that showed up the technology,” continued Moore. “I think there’s great opportunity for EA to bring sports to life in unbelievably imaginative ways, once we can grasp what 3D means to us.”