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Sony Motion Controller for PS3 Available Worldwide in Fall 2010


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248w ago - Today Sony has officially announced that their Motion Controller (final product name is still unconfirmed) for PS3 will be available worldwide in Fall, 2010.

Press Release: PRESS RELEASE: MOTION CONTROLLER *1 FOR PLAYSTATION 3 TO BECOME AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE IN FALL 2010

Motion Controller, Together with an Extensive Line-up of Software Titles, Delivers Whole New Entertainment Experience on PlayStation 3

Tokyo, January 20, 2010 - Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that it will release its new Motion Controller (tentative name) for PlayStation 3 (PS3) computer entertainment system in fall 2010 in Japan, Asian regions and countries, North America and Europe/PAL territories together with an extensive line-up of exciting software titles.

The new controller, combined together with the PlayStation Eye camera *2, can detect the natural and intuitive movement of the hand and reflect the precise movement within the game, delivering a whole new entertainment experience on PS3.

"We have decided to release the Motion Controller in fall 2010 when we will be able to offer an exciting and varied line-up of software titles that will deliver the new entertainment experience to PS3 users, " said Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

"We will continue to work to have a comprehensive portfolio of attractive and innovative games for the Motion Controller, not only from SCE Worldwide Studios but also from the third party developers and publishers, whom we have been working closely with. We look forward to soon unveiling the exciting software line-up that further expand and define the PS3 platform as the ultimate entertainment system for the home."

SCE will vigorously promote the Motion Controller as the de facto controller of the PS3 platform along with the DUALSHOCKŪ series controller and will deploy various measures to enhance the software title line-up for the Motion Controller, delivering groundbreaking interactive entertainment only possible on the PS3 platform.

*1 Motion Controller is a tentative name.
*2 Users will need to use the PlayStation Eye camera to enjoy Motion Controller on PS3.



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adrianc1982's Avatar
#12 - adrianc1982 - 248w ago
I'm pretty excited my gf likes this kind of gimmicks, she loved wii sports but we both decided to dump the wii because it was very subpar in the graphics department.

Now with uber cool graphics and a motion controller that probably handles better than the wii my gf will wet her pants.

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#11 - saviour07 - 248w ago
lol sorry, didnt mean to pick on you... but why would you hide the controller behind you?

i don't have my controller behind my back when im playing games now, so i cant imagine ill do it with the motion controller either

nah i think i get your point though, and honestly i dont know if you could continue to control the game if the camera's line of sight was impared but i would like to hope that you could, considering the tech and research that has gone into these little things

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#10 - modzila - 248w ago
Quote Originally Posted by saviour07 View Post
I was gonna make the same point as above, the only reason a second camera would be needed is for the z-axis, but sony have already demo'd that the "arc" (which i actually think is a good name!) can handle precise z-axis movement.

I think the point made by someone about interacting with the games in a virtual environment similar to natal could be achieved with a mo-cap style motion tracking if sony were to release the little globes as peripherals to track knees and head movement...


oh yes please, pick me,...pick me!!

What I was trying to get at is, if you hide your wand behind you, can the eye still 'see' you?

saviour07's Avatar
#9 - saviour07 - 248w ago
I was gonna make the same point as above, the only reason a second camera would be needed is for the z-axis, but sony have already demo'd that the "arc" (which i actually think is a good name!) can handle precise z-axis movement.

I think the point made by someone about interacting with the games in a virtual environment similar to natal could be achieved with a mo-cap style motion tracking if sony were to release the little globes as peripherals to track knees and head movement...

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#8 - Pretikewl - 248w ago
Quote Originally Posted by modzila View Post
With the WII, you pretty much stay in a 2D environment; you point to your telly and that's it.

I can imagine that, with the power of the PS3, you could start moving around in a Virtual environment a lot more. Imagine Heavy Rain, but then with the freedom to move your character's arm(s) and interact with the environment.

The PSEye seems a bit of a struggling point... off course if you have 2 of them, one to measure you X and one to measure your Y-coordinate, then it would become a different matter.


You can already "guess" the position of an object already with a fairly good amount of accuracy just off a single camera.

And I think you might have meant the Z coordinate?

You'd only need a second camera if you needed to see the backside of the player.

The reason that lighted ball is on the end of the controller is to give the camera a good reference point for distance as well as position.

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