Electronic Arts "indefinitely" delayed the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of its foray into pro tennis, citing the success of EA Sports Active as root cause of the high-def Grand Slam Tennis slip. Turns out there was another reason.
According to comments made by EA Sports boss Peter Moore to VG247, it sounds like the company is holding off on the PS3/360 versions of its tennis game until Project Natal and Sony's unnamed motion controller hit. The reason being that the Wii MotionPlus control was just too good.
Moore says that the one-to-one control MotionPlus add-on "ruined" traditional controls for the Wimbledon-licensed game, that it became "glaringly obvious" that waggle was the way to go for the sports game.
Since we don't have firm dates for Sony and Microsoft's motion control offerings, that indefinite delay to the game makes a lot more sense now. What we're looking forward to most is Sony putting a name to its PlayStation Eye-powered wand, so we can stop saying "Sony's unnamed motion controller."