Top Spin Dev: Hardcore Didn't Want Move Support

By Darryl Kaye on February 1, 2011, 3:33PM EDT

Top Spin 4 is going to take some great strides forward for the tennis genre when it's released, but the inclusion of PlayStation Move support wasn't a step that the hardcore audience wanted according to Stephane Dupas, the president of 2K Czech.

When speaking to, Dupas said: "Well, we've had mixed feedback [about supporting PlayStation Move]. When we went to the hardcore audience, they were very worried about the motion controller. They almost didn't want us to implement it because they said 'I want to have buttons, I want something more reliable'. So, they were a bit worried."

Ultimately, 2K Czech decided it would make the game more accessible and claim that it should be fair no matter what peripheral you use.

"When the motion controller came we were unsure if it was going to be precise enough to actually deliver the level of control we expect and we decided it was. I recommend you try playing a normal controller against a Move controller and you'll see it will be a fair match," continued Dupas.

Top Spin 4 is releasing on the 18th of March, 2011 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. However, the PS3 version is the only one that supports an extended peripheral - there's no Kinect or Wii MotionPlus support.

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