You thought Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi was done being upset with the state of Japan’s games industry? You thought wrong, apparently. Develop have noticed the designer gave an interview with UK magazine GamesTM where among other things he criticised the state of his domestic market, likening it to ‘a zombie that needs to die’.
Takahashi being smart as well as (possibly) crazy, he threw in a few very pertinent observations:
When we go down, we see new technology like PlayStation Move and things pick up a bit. We never hit rock-bottom, and it’s like a zombie that never dies. It needs an injection of life
So, you know, maybe some of those people who complain about motion controls might have a point? I mean, you could certainly argue the vast majority of the time, developers haven’t used them for anything new.
We did point out on BeefJack a little while ago Takahashi left Namco with some fairly harsh words about his former bosses and the industry in general. He’s currently working with his wife as part of a new studio, Uvula, though he’s not announced any new ideas to do with videogames yet, and may not for some time.