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PlayStation motion controller revealed

By Phil Elliott

Tue 02 Jun 2009 7:47pm GMT / 3:47pm EDT / 12:47pm PDT

Spring 2010 release for new peripheral with multiple applications

Sony Computer Entertainment

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Sony has unveiled its answer to the Wii Remote with a controller that works in tandem with the PlayStation Eye to track motion in 3D.

The controller, presented on-stage by Dr Richard Marx, who worked on the original EyeToy, admitted that the technology had been in the works for several years, and "far surpasses any technology on the market now" - although he obviously made no mention of Microsoft's reveal of Project Natal.

The demonstration featured a variety of different applications for the controller, including various sporting environments, an archery demonstration and a light saber effect.

The controller is set for a Spring 2010 release, although no specific title compatibility was announced.

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Antony Cain Lecturer in Computer Games Design, Sunderland College

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VERY impressed by this, hope they don't mess it up with terrible games.

Posted:7 years ago


Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.

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So it requires 2 peripherals to work?

This generation will be remembered more for the outrageous number of peripherals than the games they provided.

Posted:7 years ago


Richard Gardner Environment Artist, Ubisoft Reflections

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With so many games going multi platform these days and now having two contrasting controllers from Microsoft and Sony I think its a bit of a waste. Generally speaking the smaller, more casual games will take full focus on it.

But then again will be interesting to see where developers take it.

Posted:7 years ago


Alex Wright-Manning Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, Datascope

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Very true Jimmy. What with the new Tony Hawk board, the DJ Hero and Scratch decks, the Natal and Sony motion offering, not to mention the myriad music based games already on the market as well as their new incarnations, we're not looking at 'next-gen', were facing 'plastic-gen'. I suppose it's a way of extending the current hardware cycle and getting consumers to dig deep. If i'm honest I think i'd rather fork out my hard earned on an Xbox 720 or PS4 rather than a couple of overpriced peripherals that will quickly become obsolete. That said, i'll be following the Natal's progress very closely.

Posted:7 years ago


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