With Sony revealing at yesterdays GDC 2010 in San Francisco that the PS3’s motion controller would be named the ‘Move’ and to tease gamers with whats in the future for the Move, they showed the world videos regarding the product being used, revealed new game titles that are coming out for the device later on in 2010 and also current titles that support the motion controller i.e., Little Big Planet for example. The Move is one of the most talked about items in the industry at the moment and it seems you will either hate the idea of it or love it and it seems that not all are convinced but let’s give it a chance before we start slating it already as from what i see, the titles they were announced look like fun. I’m not a massive fan of motion gaming but I will still give it a chance as it might surprise the most of us and we all know how successful the Wii was, right?
Anyway, some pics are posted below of the Move Playstation 3 Motion Controller and also Sony’s press release regarding the product itself. Enjoy –
Tokyo, March 10, 2010 – Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that PlayStation®Move motion controller for PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, launches worldwide this fall, offering a motion-based, high-definition gaming experience unlike anything on the market. Concurrently with its launch, SCE will also release PlayStation®Move sub-controller to be used along with the motion controller for intuitive navigation of in-game characters and objects. The PlayStation Move platform, including the motion controller, sub-controller, and PlayStation®Eye camera*1, together with a strong lineup of software titles, will deliver an innovative and highly immersive experience on the PS3 system.
The combination of the PS3 system and PlayStation Eye camera detects the precise movement, angle, and absolute position in 3D space of PlayStation Move motion controller, allowing users to intuitively play the game as if they themselves are within the game. PlayStation Move motion controller delivers unmatched accuracy through its advanced motion sensors, including a three-axis gyroscope, a three-axis accelerometer, and a terrestrial magnetic field sensor, as well as a color-changing sphere that is tracked by PlayStation Eye camera. Through PlayStation Move system, both fast and subtle motion can be detected, whether the user is swinging a tennis racket, or painting with a brush. With PlayStation Move motion controller, users can provide direct input through action buttons and an analog trigger, while receiving physical feedback from rumble functionality and visual feedback from the sphere’s ability to display a variety of different colors. Furthermore, PlayStation Eye camera can capture the player’s voice or image, enabling augmented reality experiences.
The newly announced PlayStation Move sub-controller is a one-handed controller, developed to further expand the game play options that PlayStation Move games can offer*2. PlayStation Move sub-controller features a sleek curved design that pairs with the motion controller and comes with an analog stick and directional buttons that allow users to easily control the game when moving characters or choosing a direction. Like all other Wireless Controllers for the PS3 system, it comes with a built in lithium-ion rechargeable battery as well as Bluetooth® technology, enabling the controller to transfer the input information wirelessly to the PS3 system without a cable. PlayStation Move motion controller and sub-controller will further broaden the gaming experience on the PS3 system for all genres, from games that use one motion controller to games that use both controllers.
The introduction of PlayStation Move controllers has been well received within the industry and now 36 third party developers and publishers*3 have decided to support PlayStation Move platform. In fiscal year 2010, SCE Worldwide Studios will also release more than 20 games that are either dedicated to or supported with the PlayStation Move platform.
SCE, with strong support from software developers and publishers, will deploy various measures to enhance the PlayStation Move software title line-up and vigorously promote the PS3 platform.
*1 Users will need to use the PlayStation Eye camera to enjoy PlayStation Move motion controller on PS3.
*2 DUALSHOCK® or SIXAXIS® Wireless Controller can also be used in place of the sub controller.
*3 Please refer to the attached list below for detail.
Third Party Developers and Publishers Supporting PlayStation®Move platform
Company Name (in alphabetical order, as of March 10, 2010) 505 Games U.S. Activision Publishing, Inc. AQ INTERACTIVE Inc. ARC SYSTEMS WORK CO.,LTD ATLUS Co., LTD. Bigben Interactive CAPCOM CO., LTD. CCP Crave Entertainment CYBERFRONT Corporation Disney Interactive Studios Electronic Arts Inc. FromSoftware, Inc. Game Republic, Inc. GUST CO., LTD. HUDSON SOFT CO., LTD. IREM SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INC. Koei Co., Ltd.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.