Epic Game’s boss praises dual thumbsticks on the NGP

Posted By | On 14th, Feb. 2011

Epic Games boss Cliff Bleszinksi has praised Sony’s decision to implement dual analogue sticks on the NGP as a real boon for the shooter genre. In an interview with CVG, Bleszinksi praised Apple’s operating systems for iPod touch and iPhone, but said that shooters cannot work well on them.

“[[Sony NGP] makes an entire genre doable on a handheld. I love iOS, but the twin stick shooters on touch screens do not work. I bought the little stick-on analogue sticks [for iPad] and they kind of work, but it still isn’t quite the same.

“They have a better shot than they would have on a touch screen device by having those mini-dual analogue sticks. I haven’t played Killzone or Resistance on PSP or anything like that, but I think the potential is there [on NGP]. It’s up to developers to make it shine by making the appropriate trade-offs with controls.”

Thanks to CVG for the info.


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