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Sony Officially Introduces PlayStation Move for PS3 at GDC 2010


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233w ago - Previously we reported on PlayStation Move's confirmation and official specs from GDC 2010, and now SCEE's Product Marketing Director Mark Hardy has confirmed more details alongside a video!

Jack Tretton of SCEA also revealed that PlayStation Move will be available in a range of bundles, from stand-alone controllers, to a starter kit and even the 'Ultimate Bundle' which will include a PS3 console as well as the starter kit.

He noted that this will be the biggest effort of the Sony year and promised huge TV exposure!

To quote: By now you may have seen the update on our new PlayStation 3 motion controller, via our live video stream at GDC. In case you missed it, let me introduce you to 'PlayStation Move'.

We first showed the 'Move' controller prototype at E3 in 2009 and we're now ready with the final design, along with an early look at just a few of the upcoming games...

Take a look at our trailer below, which aims to explain PlayStation Move in more detail.

Our launch games are designed to appeal to all PlayStation 3 fans. We've got our own take on social games such as 'Sports Champions' and 'Move Party' (both working titles) as well as keeping our more serious gamers in mind with DUKES and EA's Tiger Woods 2010.

Many of our existing franchises such as SOCOM will also be enhanced with PlayStation Move functionality - because of Move's low performance impact on the PS3 system we're able to add this to our existing games without compromising graphical quality or gameplay. The PlayStation Move experience will offer our players a fun, high definition and immersive gaming experience.





As you know, we've got a lot of experience working with motion and camera-based control systems, having created the original EyeToy for PlayStation 2 back in 2003. This experience has really helped make sure our new control system is incredibly accurate and responsive. PlayStation development teams are working hard to create a strong and exciting line-up of games - you'll be hearing more about new titles in the coming months but for now, here is a list of the games we've announced so far:

• Dukes – Brawl your way to the top in this brutal bare-knuckle boxing game.
• Move Party – Chaotic multiplayer where you never know what will happen next!
• Sports Champions – The greatest athletes in the world are ready, are you?
• TV Superstars – Be a contestant in five TV game shows to prove that you are the biggest star.
• Slider – Kung-fu action - on an office chair!?!
• The Shoot – Take out the bad guys but make sure the movie director likes your style!

More news both from first and third party publishers to follow in the near future...

You will be able to get involved with PlayStation Move in several ways:

• Camera + controller (including a "starter disc" with a range of demos for games releasing later in the year)
• A single controller for people who already have a PlayStation Eye camera
• A full console pack which includes PS3, dualshock3, Move controller + camera
• Finally some of our biggest games will be available with a Move controller included

We've also announced the Subcontroller this week, an additional peripheral for use with more hardcore titles like SOCOM, which benefit from analogue stick input.

Move is one of our big priorities for PlayStation 3 in Europe this year so look out for our ads and product updates. Watch out for interviews with Move developers from GDC here on PlayStation.Blog.

Start moving and being at the centre of the action and start a new way to play on PlayStation 3 in 2010... and below is a full list of PlayStation Move publishers via [Register or Login to view links]:

* 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.
* Majesco Entertainment
* Marvelous Entertainment Inc.
* NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
* ONGAKUKAN Co., Ltd.
* Oxygen Games
* PAON CORPORATION
* Q Entertainment Inc.
* Q-GAMES, LTD.
* SEGA CORPORATION
* Sony Online Entertainment
* Spike Co., Ltd.
* SQUARE ENIX GROUP
* TECMO, LTD.
* THQ Inc.
* UBISOFT
* Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
* Zoo Entertainment, Inc.





PLAYSTATION MOVE FACT SHEET OVERVIEW

PlayStationMove offers a new and innovative gaming experience for the PlayStation3 (PS3™) system by fusing realistic, high-definition gaming along with accurate, intuitive control. Consisting of PlayStationMove motion controller, PlayStationMove sub-controller and PlayStationEye camera, PlayStation Move enables sophisticated motion control and immersive gameplay only possible on the PS3 system.

PLAYSTATIONMOVE MOTION CONTROLLER

The corner stone of PlayStation Move, PlayStation Move motion controller combines advanced motion sensors, a dynamic color changing sphere, vibration feedback, and an easy to use button interface. Equipped with three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer and terrestrial magnetic field sensor, PlayStation Move motion controller tracks the precise movements and the angle of the controller.

The PS3 system also detects the absolute position of the controller in 3D space by using PlayStation Eye camera. Highly sensitive movement tracking can be accurately traced back to the game, allowing intuitive gameplay as if the player is within the game.

KEY FEATURES:
o Works with PlayStation Eye camera to accurately track player position
o Includes action buttons of DUALSHOCK3 and SIXAXIS wireless controller for direct input
o Sleek and Wireless
o Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery
o Advanced motion sensors in the controller precisely track both fast and subtle movements
o Color of the sphere's light provides visual feedback during gameplay
o Vibration feedback is felt during specific actions
o Bluetooth technology supports wireless gaming
o Simultaneously use up to four motion controllers with a PS3 system
o Charge the controller and automatically pair it with the PS3 system via a USB cable (Type A - Mini-B)

PLAYSTATIONMOVE FACT SHEET OVERVIEW

PlayStationMove offers a new and innovative gaming experience for the PlayStation3 (PS3™) system by fusing realistic, high-definition gaming along with accurate, intuitive control. Consisting of PlayStationMove motion controller, PlayStationMove sub-controller and PlayStationEye camera, PlayStation Move enables sophisticated motion control and immersive gameplay only possible on the PS3 system.

PLAYSTATIONMOVE MOTION CONTROLLER

The corner stone of PlayStation Move, PlayStation Move motion controller combines advanced motion sensors, a dynamic color changing sphere, vibration feedback, and an easy to use button interface. Equipped with three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer and terrestrial magnetic field sensor, PlayStation Move motion controller tracks the precise movements and the angle of the controller. The PS3 system also detects the absolute position of the controller in 3D space by using PlayStation Eye camera. Highly sensitive movement tracking can be accurately traced back to the game, allowing intuitive gameplay as if the player is within the game.

KEY FEATURES:

o Works with PlayStation Eye camera to accurately track player positiono Includes action buttons of DUALSHOCK3 and SIXAXIS wireless controller for direct input

o Sleek and Wirelesso Built-in rechargeable Li-ion batteryo Advanced motion sensors in the controller precisely track both fast and subtle movementso Color of the sphere's light provides visual feedback during gameplayo Vibration feedback is felt during specific actionso Bluetooth technology supports wireless gaming

o Simultaneously use up to four motion controllers with a PS3 systemo Charge the controller and automatically pair it with the PS3 system via a USB cable (Type A - Mini-B)

PLAYSTATIONMOVE SUB-CONTROLLER

PlayStation Move sub controller is a supplementary controller, developed to further expand the experience that PlayStation Move games can offer. It can be used in most PlayStation Move games that require navigating an in-game character as it replicates the control features of the left side of DUALSHOCK 3 and SIXAXIS wireless controller into one's PlayStation Move experience. PlayStation Move sub controller adds an analog stick, directional buttons and two face buttons into the PlayStation Move's control scheme. In addition, the sub-controller contains the L1 button, L2 button and L3 button for actions and commands common in advanced gaming.

KEY FEAURES:

o Wireless control completely untethered from PlayStation Move motion controller

o Intuitive navigation of in-game characters

o Easy and intuitive XMB™ menu navigation

o Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery

o Charge the controller and automatically pair it with the PS3 system via a USB cable (Type A - Mini-B)

o Sleek curved body design that easily pairs with the motion controller

Note: DUALSHOCK 3 and SIXAXIS wireless controller can be used in place of the sub controller for all games that are compatible with the sub controller

PLAYSTATIONEYE CAMERA

As an integral part of PlayStation Move, PlayStation Eye camera is designed specifically to work with the next generation of PlayStation Move gaming titles being developed for the PS3 system. When used with PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Eye camera precisely tracks a user's movement and the motion controller's sphere to help bring every move into the game. In addition, PlayStation Eye camera captures a player's voice or image and when combined together with PlayStation Move games, will bring a whole new entertainment experience to user only possible on the PlayStation platform.

KEY FEAURES:

o Engineered to perform in low-light conditions so that the rooms do not have to be lit brightly for the camera to deliver crisp, perfectly exposed video

o Two position zoom lens for close-up and full body options

o At 60 frames per second, captures a sharp, clear picture at 640 x 480 resolutions

o Frame rate of up to 120 frames per second for improved tracking, responsiveness and smoothness

o A sophisticated microphone with the ability to reduce background noise and focus on spoken word for smoother, more accurate speech recognition

PRICING AND AVAILABLILITY:

Available in North America fall 2010. Pricing to be announced.







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#1 - GooeyFinger - 233w ago
So there IS a nunchuk-like accessory. Until I can see some hands on game play, it still looks like what Nintendo wanted their Wii to be but somewhat failed. Hope Sony can fully utilize the controls with the addition of the eye. Looking expensive though...

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