The lights are on
Vice President of Sony Worldwide Studios Europe, Michael Denny, confirmed with PlayStation Magazine that motion-sensing features are going to be possible with the new Dualshock 4, but it will not be a full Move controller.
“So it’s not a Move controller because the Move controller is different and will be compatible with PlayStation 4 and the new camera,” Denny said. The new PS4 controller also features a light bar on the front with unconfirmed specifications of its precise use, but Denny went into detail about the use of the light bar on the Dualshock 4. “The feature you’re talking about is the light bar and how that may interact with the camera. Obviously the new 3D stereo camera and HD feed [will] be a lot better with AR aspects, and it can track the light source clearly in 3D so there are going to be features possible in a motion sense there. And obviously the DualShock 4 has improved SixAxis motion sensing so motion gaming is possible with the new controller.”
The minimal amount of motion possible with the Dualshock 4 will be carried out in a different way than a full Move controller. “The Move controller is more free in design to do more motion," Denny said, adding that the best way to look at the new Dualshock 4 is to take it as something with various opportunities for advancement rather than another separate Move controller.