Wii owners may be familiar with gratuitous amounts of shovelware and cheap party games, but I’m sure most would agree that it’s not as common on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. However, with PlayStation Move releasing later this year, Sony have expressed their concern at the potential tsunami of mini-games and mass-market drivel utilizing their new motion controls.
Joystiq caught up with Sony Worldwide Studios VP Scott Rohde to ask if we should be worried about these types of games flooding the market.
“It’s obviously a concern of ours as well,” said Rohde. “But, we’ve taken advantage of the fact that it is a PS3. Sports Champions, for example, has been in development for a while. We’re not announcing it yet, but I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the scope that’s offered in that title. These are not just one-off, ‘hey, play table tennis for fun.’ There’s an overall objective that crosses over all the different events in that title, and there’s a lot of long-term play value in there.”
I’m sure nobody will mind the odd party game if it’s done well, but here’s hoping PlayStation Move will be able to cater to both casual and hardcore gamers.