Battlefield 4 - Motion Controls aka "quirky control thing"

So with both the Playstation 4 and next generation Xbox set to release later this year or early 2014 (both with new and improved motion control systems), DICE was asked if they would be implementing motion controls into Battlefield 4.  Here's what DICE's, Patrick Bach told Edge-Online:


"We are not interested in things that don't make the game better."  There are a lot of gimmicks - people throwing money at us - 'can you implement support for this quirky control thing?" No it doesn't make the game better."  We are extremely open to innovation, but if it's a gimmick, there's no point unless it adds value to the player."  Touch screens used to be gimmicks, because no-one could get it to work until iPhone came out and used it right.  It adds to the experience, and now everyone is doing it.  To us it's the same with motion control and perceptual gaming in general.; if it adds great. If it's a gimmick, ignore it."

Playstation is set to release with it's new Dualshock 4 controller with the PS Eye, and the next generation Xbox is rumored to ship out with it's updated version of the Kinect camera, which implements full-body motion control.



How do you feel about motion controls being implemented in first person shooters?  Is this something you would like to see happen in future Battlefield games?

Personally, I'm glad DICE is simply trying to improve their already great game, and I see no need for these "quirky little things."  As long as the gameplay provides a good experience for the player, that's all that really matters in my book.


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