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Sony names motion controller PlayStation Move

UPDATE: Sub $100 launch price; 36 third-parties on board, 20 Sony titles by end of March 2011

Sony has finally announced the name of its PlayStation 3 motion controller – now officially known as PlayStation Move – revealing that it will also operate with a 'sub-controller' alongside the PlayStation 3 Eye

The platform holder said that a bundle of the controllers will sell for below $100 when launched in "fall", adding that 36 third-party developers and publishers are on board to support the new platform.

Sony says the sub-controller is designed to further expand gameplay options – it features an analog stick and directional buttons – but users can also use the regular DualShock controller for the same effect.

The PlayStation Eye camera "detects the precise movement, angle, and absolute position in 3D space of PlayStation Move motion controller," according to Sony, while the Move peripheral features a "three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer and terrestrial magnetic field sensor, as well as a colour-changing sphere" which the Eye tracks.

"We like to think this is the next-generation of motion gaming," said SCEA's Peter Dille during the official unveiling at GDC in San Francisco. "Nintendo has done a great job introducing motion gaming to the masses. We like to think the migration from Wii to PS3 is a pretty natural path."

As well as support from the likes of EA, Activision, Ubisoft, Disney and Capcom, Sony itself will release 20 Move games – or titles that incorporate the technology – before the end of March 2011.

The full list of third-party support for Move follows:

  • 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.
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