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Naughty Dog "not interested" in PS3 wand for third-person action games

But says device can be "big, big success".

Naughty Dog's Evan Wells has said he won't be making an Uncharted-style game for the PS3 wand any time soon.

He'd rather do 'a Nintendo' and design for and around the motion-sensor - an approach he believes the PlayStation crowd would lap up.

"We really don't have any interest in using the motion control to do a third-person action game. If we were going to make a motion controller game, we'd want to tackle it from the bottom up and make sure that we were designing the game around the motion control, the way the best Wii games are designed," Wells, one half of Naughty Dog's foundation, told G4TV.

"I'm not a Wii hater at all, in fact, it's probably one of my most played consoles in the house. I have a 3-year old son which might account for some of that [laughs], but Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort are some of the best experiences of this generation - honestly. They're immensely playable and competitive, and just great fun with a group of people in the same room.

"Yeah, I think the PlayStation audience is totally for it," he added. "In fact, I bet you there are lot of closet Wii owners in the PlayStation community. If there is some really good software for that motion controller, I think it can be a big, big success."

The PS3 wand, which still doesn't have an official name, will be released this spring. It looks a bit like a plastic ice-cream to me.

Naughty Dog's latest, Uncharted 2, is already out of the door. And it's brilliant, as our Uncharted 2: Among Thieves review points out.

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