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