02:51 PM - August 17, 2007 by Steve_OS
GameShark has posted an interview with Ben Bishop from Visual Concepts, as they talk about NHL 2K8.
GameShark: "Can you give us some more details on the new Pro Stick feature? What are the benefits to adding it from a design perspective? Why should fans be excited about it?"
Ben Bishop: "The Pro Stick has really changed the way the game is played. You can essentially move the puck anywhere around your player with the right analog stick, and it’s all up to you as far as what kind of shot or pass you want to make. If you want to hold the puck out in front of you or over to one side to protect it from a defender, you can do that – the possibilities are endless. With this extra layer of control also comes a whole new level of strategy that really adds to the overall depth of the game. Different types of players even have different strengths and weaknesses when handling the puck. You’ll want to get the puck into the hands of your best players, and setting up your offense and not trying to be too fancy all the time will pay off in the end."