The lights are on
The wait is over. At its GDC press event this afternoon, Sony officially unveiled its motion controller and finally gave it a name – the PlayStation Move.Stressing the controller's precision as the defining technological feat that separates the Move from the Nintendo Wii, Sony senior vice president of marketing Peter Dille said "The PlayStation Move system is a step above anything else on the marketplace.” Dille also declared that he expects the technology to appeal to casual and core gamers alike. The game demos the company rolled out during the presentation clearly reflect that intent, as the titles ranged from family-friendly minigames games to more robust experiences like a street brawling game tentatively titled Motion Fighters. Sony also noted that several third party publishers are supporting the technology, including Activision, EA, Ubisoft, Capcom, Square Enix, Konami, Disney, Warner Bros, Tecmo, Sega, and Crave.Sony also unveiled a nunchuk-style "sub-controller," which features an analog stick and D-pad that enables the Move to be used for more complex gaming experiences. To show off how this worked, a Zipper Interactive rep marched on stage and cruised through a section of its recently announced tactical shooter SOCOM 4 using the new configuration. The shooting seemed to heavily rely on auto-aim, but the player moved relatively seamlessly in and out of cover and the reticule seemed to stay on the screen the entire time, an occurrence anyone who has played shooters on the Wii knows is rare with current motion controls.The PlayStation Move will be available as a standalone product, as part of a motion controller bundle along with the PlayStation Eye and a game, or as a console bundle. No official pricing was announced, but Sony did reveal that it plans to sell the motion controlling bundle for under $100. Sony is treating this as its most important launch of the year, planning an "aggressive" marketing campaign to complement the device's fall launch.
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Okay if what I think I see in the God of War 3 picture is what I think I see (a little red circle in Kratos' hand), then this is going to be sick.
So...basically it's a Wii+Motion plus from Sony with a glowing egg on top of it.
probably going to sell at 99.95 or something in the nineties. whenever they give vague descriptions its going to be high but not the number they said it would not be.
LAME i had higher hopes. this is such a wii clone.
Looks like its going to be fun.
Compatible with SOCOM?! HECK YES!!!! This just shot up to my most wanted list.
If it can pull off better precision, then it's more than just a Wii clone. Still, I wonder either how many developers are going to use this correctly, or if we'll be introduced to PS3 shovelware.
Wow. This one seems to have potential. Impressive.
Also, if the price drops for the ps3 even further and more games that support this feature come out, by then it'll make owning a wii almost useless. Besides, with that precision, it'd be pretty fun hacking and slashing enemies.
If im getting this right it might be better than the wii controller, only because the wii controller doesn't use a camera to tell how your holding the remote, it only does it but the accelerometer in the controller, but Sony's controller uses the (gay-looking) ball on top along with the camera to see how the ball is pointing making it a more precise movements kinda like what they do in games and movies were there waring the ball suit to captures movement. Pretty cool but its clear there trying to copy Nintendo in the whole concept to get money and not ones really going to get this i think. its just like the Wii and millions of people already have one so theres not point in getting this bust to play different games that might be better. All depends on what happens on launch day
ummm spring? I thought it got delayed.....?
Wow, this looks like a PlayStation-ized Wii Remote and Nunchuk combo, but looks cooler I guess. I'm just hoping there will some hard core games for this thing.
Eh...I'll wait and see how the reviews are before I decide if I want it or not.
I think that they still should have called it "ARC" but hey if they are trying to appeal to not only the casual but hardcore like they said, it may be actually good. Imagine playing: Final Fantasy XIII, GOW3, Uncharted, Kingdom Hearts (Whenever Square Enix comes out with one.), Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, and other cool games.
WOW, Nintendo is going to have to step up, looking forward to the Big N's upcoming games..........BUT STILL. and then there's Microsoft with the Natal.
OMFG!!! God of War with the Move???!!!!
I don't see the point. Why does sony have to bully the wii with its new controller.
Wii is dominant in motion controls, besides, not all wii games have a bad control setup.
Okay this looks like the End for Nintendo unless they kick it up a notch. I'm so glad they decided to give it a good name, I can not wait to see this on more games.