Braben: PS Move facing “messaging challenge”

Kinect launch title Kinectimals developer Frontier front man David Braben believes that PlayStation Move may be in for a “messaging challenge” as it approaches its worldwide launch this fall.

While interested in developing for the motion controller, “there are some things that I haven’t quite understood with Move,” the founder and chairman says. Things that ultimately come down to communication.

“…there are three different elements to it and it’s not clear which games are going to need which of the primary controller, navigation controller and the camera, and I suspect some games will need some or all of the above,” he’s told Edge. “So I think there’s a messaging challenge, especially as some of the PR material shows a single player using two primary controllers.”

Braben’s not the first to point out Sony’s possibly confusing approach. Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter voiced similar concerns less than a month ago when he said the control scheme’s pricing has “the potential to confuse consumers“.

Beyond some crossed wires however, Braben sees the device as “very exciting” and Frontier will “of course” look at supporting it. “I think that the real point with Move – and with Kinect for that matter – is that I absolutely applaud people doing new things. It opens up new opportunities.”

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