TGS 2009: PS3 Motion Controller & Launch Titles Detailed

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238w ago - Sony didn't unveil many details on the upcoming PlayStation Motion Controller at the Tokyo Game Show, however, Kaz Hirai did show off the updated design (pictured below) for the controller.

Additionally, Sony revealed that Biohazard 5: Alternative Edition will support the new Motion Controllers and is due out in Spring 2010.

LittleBigPlanet will also be updated with motion controls, providing a Super Mario Galaxy style second controller option, as well as (hopefully) speeding up the level creation process.

From the Press Release: Motion Controller* for PlayStation 3 to Become Available in Spring 2010

Motion Controller (Unofficial Name) Equipped with High-Precision Motion Sensors, Combined With PlayStation Eye Camera, Delivers Whole New Entertainment Experience on PlayStation 3

TOKYO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ – Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that it will release a new Motion Controller (unofficial name) for PlayStation┬«3 (PS3┬«) computer entertainment system in Spring 2010.

The new controller, equipped with high-precision, highly accurate motion sensors, can deliver a whole new entertainment experience on PS3 when combined together with the PlayStation®Eye camera(*1). Capable of recognizing and tracking a user's face and voice...
 

Video: Motion Controller Update Part 3: Deep Into the E3 Demo

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239w ago - Today Sony's Social Media Senior Specialist Chris Morell is back with the third installment of the PlayStation Motion Controller series dubbed 'Dive Deep Into the E3 Demo.'

To quote: In the third part of the motion controller Blog series, Richard Marks and Anton Mikhailov break down their E3 on-stage demo in more detail.

From plasma whips and drawing, to abstract domino snakes and real time strategy-style games, you'll see some things you're already familiar with, as well as some never before seen applications that didn't quite make the show.

More details are included in the video below.





Stay tuned for more exclusive motion controller updates soon.
 

Capcom Dev: Sony Motion Controller Means Wii-to-PS3 Ports

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239w ago - During a recent interview with Capcom's Jun Takeuchi, 1UP (linked above) was told that several Japanese developers welcome Sony's upcoming PS3 Motion Controller as it opens the door for Wii-to-PS3 ports.

To quote from the interview: "1UP: What about Sony's motion control device?

JT: Well just being from Capcom, I can tell you that we have a lot of good ideas on how to make use of that technology and we're looking forward to putting them into practice.

However, speaking to other developers in Japan, I've heard a few of them say they were delighted by the Sony motion controller because they can just port over their Wii titles to the PS3."
 

Video: PS3 Motion Controller - Part II: Interview with R&D

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240w ago - Sony's Social Media Senior Specialist Chris Morell is back with the second part of the PS3 Motion Controller R&D Interview today.

To quote: Last week, we introduced Part I in a series of posts focusing on the recently announced PlayStation motion controller. Senior Researcher, Richard Marks, shed some light on the PlayStation Eye's camera technology and how the motion controller works.

We know you guys are eager to learn more, so this week we're talking to Anton Mikhailov, a software engineer (and right hand man to Richard Marks) in SCEA's Research & Development department. You may recognize Anton from the motion controller demonstration at this year's E3 presentation.

Anton was gracious enough to break down the new controller's PVC origins and some of the possible applications for this new technology. Check out the video below for more details.





Next week, we'll be posting Part III so be sure to stop by the PlayStation Blog for more exclusive motion controller info.
 

PS3 Motion Controller Entry Barrier Will Be As Low As Possible

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242w ago - Launch titles for the PlayStation 3 Motion Controller will be compatible with either one controller or two, Sony president Shuhei Yoshida has told Eurogamer.

To quote: "We are approaching the launch by making sure that all games that we create can be played with one controller and the camera," he revealed.

"We will also introduce options for if you happen to have more than one controller available. Experiences will be enhanced if you purchase a second. We are trying to make the entry barrier as low as possible, but I'm looking forward to introducing more advanced things you can do with having two in your hands."

By combining the PlayStation camera, which many users will already own, with advanced sensors internally, said Yoshida, Sony will hit the right balance between cost and features. The technology will still be cutting edge but the choice to buy just one new controller will make that technology more cost-effective for consumers.
 







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