Sony America R&D chap Anton Mikhailov has tossed fresh mud in the direction of rival Microsoft over its planned Star Wars Kinect title, claiming “there’s no way” the tech could ever deliver a robust lightsaber experience.
The engineer didn’t mince his words during a chinwag with the chaps at Eurogamer this week, stating a PlayStation Move-compatible Star Wars romp would be far superior to Kinect’s planned Christmas 2011 title.
“I’m usually not very aggressive, but I will say it’ll [Move's Star Wars game] be damn better than Kinect could ever do,” he commented.
“There’s no way Kinect can do a good lightsaber game. Just never. Unless they give you a stick. If they give you a stick then they can do OK, but then they’re going to ruin their whole no controller motto.”
“I’ve seen the demo but it’s so scripted, and wasn’t it like, faked?”
He refused to budge, however, when pushed as to whether or not a Star Wars Move title was currently in the works: “I’m not in the product planning division so unfortunately I can’t tell you much more about that. But technologically it’s 100 per cent feasible.”