Do you think a new title will be necessary?
What kind of hardware bundles can we expect for EyePet when it releases in the US?
I believe there's a bundle with, obviously, the controller, the camera and the game. Perhaps even console bundles, that's something that's been talked about.
How will European gamers (who already have a copy of EyePet) be able to play this new Move-enabled version? Will it be released as a patch?
We're going to make sure we make this version available to those that bought the original EyePet at a very, very discounted price. It's being discussed exactly if it should be completely free, but I think at worst it will be a small fee. Obviously, there's still a lot of new functionality, there's new toys, but we're going to make sure whatever we do, people won't feel like they're being shortchanged.
Perhaps. We haven't decided on a final title for this, but I imagine we want to make sure it's representative of the PlayStation Move.
While I was going to do a full hands-on post with the Move-enabled EyePet
, I found it difficult to add sufficient flourish to what is, essentially, the same gameplay experience
. The PlayStation Move offers a much better tactile feel than the game's original Magic Card. Seeing the Move controller turn into a shower head, for example, is very neat, and being able to move it in the virtual environment simply feels better than in the original. That being said, the gameplay experience hasn't changed too much. The Move should provide a better "feel" for the virtual instruments you use, and should do away with one of the original's most glaring tech problems: lighting. Compared to the original, where lighting detection could be rather finicky, the self-lighted solution the Move offers should make it much easier for the Eye to detect.