Quantcast
Levine: PS Move in BioShock would 'cheat' gamers - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Levine: PS Move in BioShock would 'cheat' gamers


12:00 PM on 03.20.2011
Levine: PS Move in BioShock would 'cheat' gamers photo



BioShock mastermind Ken Levine has no plans to put PlayStation Move in BioShock Infinite, no matter how much corporate pressure there may be. His reason? Cramming in the waggle would "cheat" his fans. 

"I’d never want to throw in Move support just because it’s going to make some first party happy or because some marketing department wants it on the box because, at the end of the day, gamers know," he explained. "If you don’t have anything special to say about that control device gamers are going to know.

"3D is a little bit different ... it’s something I’d be more open to. I’m not saying whether we’re doing that or not but it’s sort of a passive integration. Unlike movies, you don’t just shoot it differently. Games are 3D. But I think if you’re going to get out, front and centre on something, you have to be able to say you’re doing something special with it. Especially with a control device. Do you want to play BioShock and it’s like, ‘okay, do you want to harvest or save Little Sister? Waggle left to harvest, waggle right to save!’ You can have Move support on your box but people are going to know you’re cheating them."

I don't see how it "cheats" anybody to throw in a Move option. It's a controller that's more expensive than it deserves to be, and consumers have very few uses for it. If anything, it at least gives people some extra justification for owning the thing. I don't get how an optional control scheme would negatively impact anything. Am I missing something?

Ken Levine: BioShock Move Will Be Cheating Gamers [Play]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







2K Games

2:00 PM on 11.24.2014
Irrational's hiring again almost a year after 'winding down'

In February, Ken Levine (bio)shocked the gaming world by announcing that Irrational Games was shutting down. Well, sort of. The plan was to lay off the majority of the staff, and continue forward as a small group dedicated to...more



7:00 AM on 11.11.2014
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's Jack the Doppelganger is too sexy for his shirt

I frown on the idea that additional Vault Hunters are being offered for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's season pass in place of story DLC (rather than in addition to it, as Gaige the Mechromancer and Krieg the Psycho were in B...more



3:30 PM on 11.04.2014
Yes! Yes! Yes! This is how WWE 2K15 rocks arenas

Nothing gets a crowd going quite like their favorite wrestler's music hitting. 2K put a lot of work into realistically recreating entrance routines in WWE 2K15, and this video shows off the developers' efforts. Whether it's ...more



View all 2K Games






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more