Sony: â??Arcâ?? easy for third-parties to develop for

Sony: â??Arcâ?? easy for third-parties to develop for

By Rob Crossley

February 24th 2010 at 9:03AM

Platform holder boasts the motion controllerâ??s adaptability into game code

Sony has said its upcoming motion controller is built to be highly straightforward for third-party developers to work on.

The platform holder claims that the motion controller (widely dubbed ‘Arc’) can easily be integrated into any game code – a key distinction between Arc and Microsoft’s alternative Natal.

“You can use the same code base that you currently use for PS3 or 360 or even the Wii in order to get a motion controller game out,” said SCEA’s VP of publisher relations Rob Dyer.

In an interview with IndustryGamers, he added: “You can't do that with Natal.”

“You have to have a completely separate code base and my feeling is that we're going to have a lot more games, a lot more innovation – particularly with the camera and the precision – versus what you'll have with Natal or the Wii.

“We can all sit around here and debate that, but the fact is I'm not having any trouble getting third-party support.”