Bill Gates Comments on Motion Sensing Technology

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates recently sat down with MTV News in Hollywood to talk about his upcoming plans for the XBOX 360. The interview was conducted the day after Sony unveiled its six-degree motion sensitive controller and of course, with two major companies now embracing the trend, the question was brought up on whether Microsoft would follow suit.

"There’s room for innovation here, but moving that controller around – it’s something that’s not mainstream for most games," he said.

"It’s tough because sometimes you move the controller, and you don’t [mean] to fly into the ground. You just want to put the controller down. People aren’t that good at totally standing still. Even pilots actually sit in a chair when they do their flying. So there’s a lot to be learned about these controllers."

His reaction was not unfounded, though. At one point, he mentioned, Microsoft had also tried to release their own motion sensitive controller for the PC, but due to poor sales, the idea was scrapped. It’s no surprise that he’s not too keen on the idea of trying again.

With Microsoft’s recent success at E3 in mind, Bill Gates is sticking to his guns. "Gaming is changing," he added, "We’ll never leave behind the old genres. There will always be first-person shooters and football and those things, but we’ve got to complement that with lots of new ideas so that everybody feels like it’s new and engaging for them."


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