- The head of marketing for the PlayStation brand told Kotaku at E3 that Sony's new PlayStation 3 motion-control tech could be the thing to get hardcore players into "motion gaming."
To quote: We covered Microsoft's new motion-control system, Natal
, heavily last week. And that's without us getting a firm release date for it.
But what of Sony's camera-and-wand
PS3 tech, also debuting at E3 2009, and which is dated for a spring 2010 release?
During my interview with Sony Computer Entertainment of America marketing chief Peter Dille
, I pressed for more details.
The Sony approach involved a showcase of a player holding one or two wand-shaped controllers in his hand. A PlayStation camera detected some of the positional information of the controller.
Holding the controller allowed the player to precisely write words on a virtual canvas and to tightly control a bow-and-arrow or a gun in shooting demos. The PS3 was also able to render the wand as a virtual object, even when showing a video feed of the person holding the wand (that wand appearing as a giant gold gun...