Sequel to popular workout game confirmed for PS3, Wii, and iPhone; will use heart-rate monitor, store data on online hub; Xbox 360 version MIA.
Last week, EA Sports president Peter Moore heavily hinted that the $125 million EA Sports Active franchise was coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Today, Electronic Arts officially announced EA Sports Active 2.0 for Sony's console, as well as the Wii and iPhone operating system. It will be the third installment in the series, after last November's EA Sports Active More Workouts for the Wii. No Xbox 360 version was mentioned in the announcement, even though the game will debut around the same time the motion-sensing Project Natal launches this fall.
[CORRECTION] EA Sports Active will support a "innovative wireless control system, powered by new leg and arm straps with motion sensors." The game will not, as GameSpot initially reported, support the PlayStation 3 motion controller believed to be called the "PlayStation Arc." (GameSpot regrets the error.) It will also sport a heart-rate monitor to help players get the highest-intensity workout possible.
In development at Vancouver-based EA Canada, EA Sports Active 2.0 will also feature a nine-week, three-phase program to help motivate players to carry through their fitness regimen. The company will also be releasing new mini-program workouts as downloadable add-ons and will have new virtual trainers. The game's release will be accompanied by the launch of an online hub that will let players upload and share their workout data. The site will also feature fitness tips, forums around certain workouts, and a messaging system that will let players interact.
TBOOGY. You are right. 360 fans are more hardcore. If anyone remember the older article, about 30% of all users are connected to the internet.
If they make exclusive controllers designed for this that would be amazing. I love EA Active, but the nunchuck wire can get in the way of a lot of excercises. My curiosity for the heart rate moniter is if they will actually increase or decrease intensity based on how fast your heartbeat is; that would be awesome if they pulled that off. A shame they are not supporting Natal; for the fact that Your shape with Jenny was a terrible game, the camera controls were actually really sharp. I'd love to get my form corrected in the future.
I know why there is no 360 version; 360 gamers are more "hardcore" or "tradtional" or whatever you want to call it. I doubt many would be interested, and obviously EA thought so too. And if that means that MS's motion games remain more "hardcore" and/or "traditional", then I am quite happy actually.
An iPhone version but no 360 version? That's surprising, since the first one was good, people should look out for this one!
Interesting to say the least, new DLC workout seems to be like a good idea. The wireless idea is a good idea ESPECIALLY if they do it right. I think I'm going to stick to my original Active and pass on More Activies and wait for this to progress.
Hmm , something tells me Microsoft won't let publishers announce speciffic Natal games till E3 anyone who doesn't think this is coming to all formats is fooling themselves
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If there was a Nat version they wouldn't be able to anounce it yet... so why mention 360 at all right now? Think about it...
Man, I was looking forward to the 360 version. Xbox 360 hands down, the best console ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"360 version missing in action" No suprise there. The 360 doesn't have true motion sensing controls.
GUYS its stimple: this product is crap cause its another freaking device for consoles, i console only need 1 controler and maybe a steering wheel. nothing more. and who cares who copied who, just get pc its the best.
No_Hablo_Ingles 'Playstation's research and development philosophy: Copy what Nintendo does.' Yes, because Nintendo used motion control before SONY...... SONY has the eyetoy 5 years before the Wii came out, Sony used discs before Nintendo, Sony used 3D spherical platforming before nintendo (Ratchet & Clank did it 5 years before Mario). Yep, All Sony does is copy Nintendo >__> Next time, Think before you use blatant fanboyism.
@No_Hablo_Ingles your absolutely right and they will soon do the same for natal , by the way what the hell EA think she is doing no one gonna by something too much complicated like that . Natal and the PS3 arc are coming but they will let this thing out they may be think twice before release in it
@kelt321 @da_illest101 @Flint247 The game actually uses a set of proprietary straps, not the PS3 Arc or whatever they're calling it this week. We corrected the story.
I can understand the PS3 version, as it will use the new motion control. I bet the 360 version gets announced later - when EA figures out how to match it with Natal properly. IPhone version....I don't get. I guess it could take advantage of the accelerometer, but that's about it.
my sister brought the first one for the wii a few days ago, i haven't tried it yet, but it seems quite good. Maybe i'll try this one for the ps3
Interesting attempt. I just like the idea of playing Baseball games with this new M-controller. I am very excited for the motion controllers and how they take games to the next level.
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