PlayStation motion controller revealed

Spring 2010 release for new peripheral with multiple applications

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, Teesside University12 years ago
VERY impressed by this, hope they don't mess it up with terrible games.
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.12 years ago
So it requires 2 peripherals to work?

This generation will be remembered more for the outrageous number of peripherals than the games they provided.
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Richard Gardner Environment Artist, Ubisoft Reflections12 years ago
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.
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Alex Wright-Manning Head of Recruitment, Splash Damage Ltd12 years ago
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.
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