“The switch will de­pend on good hard­ware and good games”

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in­creas­ingly de­vel­op­ing cross-plat­form.

The games, like the hard­ware, will need to be easy to use. Most im­por­tantly, the mo­tion con­trol has to be seam­less. Noth­ing will put off gamers quicker than a sys­tem that ei­ther doesn’t work or is so com­plex that it takes away from the game ex­pe­ri­ence.

In fact, one of the points raised is that there was a lag on Natal – gamers even timed it. Microsoft has promised no lag, and said its de­vel­op­ers are con­tin­u­ing to work on per­fect­ing the tech­nol­ogy. The ti­tles be­ing tested were all pre-release.

Th­ese are some of the is­sues that need to be solved be­fore launch, or Microsoft and Sony could be stuck with a sys­tem that is less rev­o­lu­tion­ary than they hoped.

How­ever, get it right and, like Wii, Natal and Move might wind up en­cour­ag­ing more ca­sual gamers to adopt the con­sole. That would be rev­o­lu­tion­ary in it­self.

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