Kinect and Move are hot this Christmas but they’re not as snazzy as 3DS, reckons Scribblenauts developer 5th Cell.
“When we were working on Hybrid, we [had to] decide whether we wanted to do a Kinect game or a core title. Microsoft said, ‘You can do Kinect!’ We checked it out, and decided we’d rather do this,” studio co-founder Jeremiah Slaczka told Game Informer magazine.
“Move is okay,” he added. “It’s Wii plus. It’s good for what it is.
“Ultimately it’s all about the system. If the idea makes sense, then we can do it and we will. But it’s all about the idea.”
“The 3DS is cooler in our opinion.”
The 3DS will be released in Europe in March 2011. Slaczka revealed that “we have people playing around with it”.
“The 3D camera is probably the most interesting thing that’s the least talked about,” he said.
5th Cell is responsible for inventive DS games Scribblenauts and Super Scribblenauts. They task you with solving problems by writing the name of an object, person or thing that can help you. Whatever you write is summoned to you. Plus, the games looked very cuddly and nice.
All of which is a million miles away from 5th Cell’s new game, Hybrid – an XBLA shooter aimed at the core crowd.
“It’s set in a post-apocalyptic world,” Slaczka revealed. “It’s pretty much the direct opposite of what Scribblenauts is, which is all these family friendly graphics.
“The game is much more tuned to the core audience. It’s for the Xbox. Just like with the DS, we said, ‘What is the DS and who is the market?’ We’re doing the same thing for the Xbox.
“Porting over Drawn to Life to the Xbox is a bad idea because no one is going to buy it,” he said. “That’s fine. We’re all hardcore gamers. So Hybrid has guns and its post-apocalyptic.”
Hybrid is due for release next year.
Video: 5th Cell’s new game, Hybrid.