Sony uncloaks Motion Control
Controller spied, features hidden
Some of the first images of Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 3 Motion Control peripheral have been captured.
Sony's Motion Control will hit Blighty next year
Although Sony confirmed the device – set to rival Microsoft’s Project Natal for the Xbox 360 – back in June, decent images of the controller itself have been notoriously hard to come by.
The latest images, captured during a Sony press conference at the ongoing Tokyo Games Show, reveal a sculpted black controller with light-up ball on the end.
Sony's Kaz Hirai lights up Motion Control
The ball, it has already been confirmed, changes colour during gameplay.
As for Motion Control’s features, Sony Computer Entertainment’s boss - Kaz Hirai – hinted during the presentation that the controller will support image recognition, depth detection, and gyros, according to a report by gaming website Joystiq.
Hirai also reportedly claimed that Motion Control will meet the “stringent” requirements of hardcore gamers.
Motion Control will meet the "stringent" requirements of hardcore gamers, apparently
Sony’s PS3 Motion Control peripheral will be released into Japan in March next year and then arrive into Europe during Spring 2010. A UK price hasn’t been released. ®
"meh" from a PS3 fan
Looks shit. I would have prefered something a bit more .. envolved; like donning a pair of gloves that enable intricate actions in game (as a small example).. To me, the "Wand" looks like some sort of bad SciFi prop from the 70's = Bad.
When can we get something along the lines of "Better Than Life"?
I have the PSEye already, so I hope the new controller is only £35ish.
Cant wait to play Resident Evil: Alternative Edtion, I didnt like the controls for the current version so Im hoping this will be great so I can finally play the game!
Im interested to find out more about using the dualshock in one hand and the motion controller in the other. Also 1m slims in 3 weeks? Thats brilliant!
The PS3 is a best of both worlds system. It has better hardcore games than the Xbox, and it's got better casual games than the Wii. It's got better movie and media support than both of them...
as a ps3 owner....
... its crap if you ask me, motion control works for the wii in my opinion but the 360 and ps3 are more of a serious gamers console while i consider the Wii to be more of a party/social console i just cant see it taking off on the ps3 if it ever goes into production.
im far too happy lounging in my massive chair in front of the TV shooting nazis down over kent with a pad anyway
plus its more satisfying throwing a pad when you loose