Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has offered further hints at the direction Microsoft’s gaming division is taking, and if his comments at last week’s All Things D conference are anything to go by, Gates wants to outdo Nintendo’s Wii.
“Software is doing vision and so, you know, imagine a game machine where you’re just going to pick up the bat and swing it or the tennis racket and swing it”, he said.
A bit like Wii then, Bill? “No, that’s not it. You can’t pick up your tennis racket. And swing it.” Oh, right.
Earlier this year Xbox boss Peter Moore hinted that Wii-like motion controls might be in the Xbox’s future. “We have plans. This does not come as a surprise”, he said.
Frankly, we’re quite happy with our bog-standard 360 controllers as they are, but with these increasingly common comments considered, E3 could just be the place where we see Microsoft shake things up.