David Rutter, producer of FIFA
for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, has put his foot down, literally. He's not moving it. At least, he's not moving it to play a 75-minute soccer match in his living room. When asked about the prospect of future FIFAs
incorporating motion controls by utilizing Project Natal
and Sony's motion wand
, Rutter told VideoGamer.com
, "There are a few things we can do, definitely, but we've not really started on it yet." Those few things do not
include reinventing the franchise with unintuitive hand and body motions. "If it doesn't add to the overall thing, then it's pointless. I don't want it to be just this distraction, to be quite honest."
might be the exception in an otherwise motion-inspired
EA Sports business, we're sure all the head-nodding, inbounds wrist-flicking minigames you could imagine will be considered -- or worse, ported
to FIFA 11
. The trick, it seems, would be to perfect the motion caption
technology: "Kick from the couch in all-new Energy Saver Mode!"