Square Enix Talks Motion Control, New WiiS

When the Wii was released in November 2005, the motion controls were revolutionary. But that was then. Now it's 2009, and Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada has seen the future.

The future? The future.

The PS3 already has motion controls with the SIXAXIS, but will be getting more exact motion controls with the wand-like controller. Microsoft's answer to motion controls is Natal.

Square Enix's Wada thinks the impact of motion controls might be "small". In an interview with The Financial Times, the exec said, "Present game machines already have a lot of functions: they are a network terminal, a Blu-ray or DVD player, and a gaming machine. Compared to these three pillars, the [new motion] controllers are quite limited, so the impact may be small. They are an extension of the gaming function."

This being said, Wada calls Natal's user interface "fantastic" and he thinks it will become standard.

According to Wada, the machine that started the recent motion controller craze, the Wii, will be getting a new version in 2011 with more PS3 and Xbox 360 and possibility a new controller — we're thinking this new controller with combine the traditional Wii Remote with Wii MotionPlus into a single controller.

Games groups eye next level [FT]