November 14th, 2005, 20:10 Posted By: wraggster
Rare's Duncan Botwood, lead multi-player designer on Perfect Dark Zero has aired his thoughts on Nintendo's Revolution controller, expressing skepticism at the device - albeit in a nice way with some small praise thrown in for good measure.
Speaking to 1up.com, Botwood explained that it would be entirely feasible to get a game like Perfect Dark Zero running in conjunction with the Revolution controller, but it was unclear whether full functionality could be retained in light of it's unusual configuration.
Despite admitting that he's not managed to have a go on one yet, Botwood did express interest in the possibilities offered up by the controller, suggesting that it "looks like it might lend itself towards a light gun style of shooting, which would be a fresh approach."
Echoing fears of rabid forum users worldwide, despite assurances from Nintendo, various members of the press who've actually had a go and probably their mums too, Botwood commented that the controller "doesn't look that comfortable to me at first glance. Most people don't use TV remote controls constantly for a whole hour, let alone wave them in the air all that time. I'm skeptical, but that's tempered by my respect for Nintendo and my past experience of working with their controllers."
So there we go - but can we expect some crazy backward-jumping coup from Rare straight into the open, lusty arms of Nintendo? No, of course not, but it's always nice to see some of the bigger developers in the industry
giving their thoughts on a controller which has the capacity to change the way we play and think about games in the future.
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