Official info regarding the new motion controls coming this year to the PS3:http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2010/03/sony-details-playstation-move-motion-controllers/1
* Works with PlayStation Eye camera to accurately track player position
* Includes action buttons of DUALSHOCK
3 and SIXAXIS
wireless controller for direct input
* Sleek and Wireless
* Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery
* Advanced motion sensors in the controller precisely track both fast and subtle movements
* Color of the sphere's light provides visual feedback during gameplay
* Vibration feedback is felt during specific actions
technology supports wireless gaming
* Simultaneously use up to four motion controllers with a PS3 system
* Charge the controller and automatically pair it with the PS3 system via a USB cable (Type A - Mini-B)
Sony has lifted the veil on its motion controllers for the PlayStation 3, titled PlayStation Move, which will hit retail in fall 2010.
The details were revealed at an event during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, broadcast live on the official PlayStation blog.
Move uses a combination of motion controllers, a wand-style device, and the PlayStation Eye camera to track movement.
"It allows you to immerse yourself into the action with incredible precision, rather than simply playing a game," says Peter Dille, Sony's senior vice president of marketing and head of PlayStation Network.
The Move was demonstrated with a variety of game types, from simpler sports game such as table tennis and golf to a third-person shooter. While the games showcased during the demo were created internally, Dille says "virtually every third person publisher is on board" to create games for the Move.
Dille says Move will be available in three packages: a standalone controller, a starter kit with controller and PlayStation Eye camera and as part of a larger PlayStation 3 bundle.
Dille did not offer a specific price, but said the starter package would likely be available for less than $100. Here's a descript of some of the stuff demo'd for it:
Yoshida revealed that the device should be available in the US Fall (between September and December in New Zealand), and will constitute a “more precise experience” for both casual and hardcore gamers. He insinuated that there will be a degree of backwards compatibility with existing PlayStation 3 titles along with the games developed with the Move in mind.
A game called Move Party, developed by Supermassive Games, was demonstrated. It uses video capture to create an augmented reality experience for players. Using the Eye camera, it captures the player and places them in a virtual on-screen environment, replacing the wand on-screen with another implement (such as a sword or a tennis raquet).
Rodhe also demonstrated how PlayStation Move can be used on existing games with a demonstration using LittleBigPlanet. One player used a regular Sixaxis PlayStation 3 controller to move a sackboy while another player using a move helped him navigate a level by moving platforms with the Move controller.
Many of the activities demonstrated made use of an orbed controller in each hand for each player. For instance, a fighting game with the working title “Motion Fighters” was demonstrated, which let the player throw virtual punches from a behind-the-back perspective using two Move controllers.
SOCOM 4 will be Move compatiable
SOCOM developer Zipper Interactive was also on hand to reveal that the upcoming SOCOM 4 will allow gamers to play through the entire game using a PlayStation Move controller and a "sub-controller" with an analog stick that is held in the other hand. With SOCOM 4, players will use the Move to control the camera, and the sub-controller to control the character.
Here is a replay
of the show. The PSMove stuff starts at about the 9:30 mark.1up review
with Sony about the plans for Move.
Here are some of the devs who are working on games for Move.
505 Games U.S.
Activision Publishing, Inc.
AQ INTERACTIVE Inc.
ARC SYSTEMS WORK CO.,LTD
ATLUS Co., LTD.
CAPCOM CO., LTD.
Disney Interactive Studios
Electronic Arts Inc.
Game Republic, Inc.
GUST CO., LTD.
HUDSON SOFT CO., LTD.
IREM SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INC.
Koei Co., Ltd.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Marvelous Entertainment Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
ONGAKUKAN Co., Ltd.
Q Entertainment Inc.
Sony Online Entertainment
Spike Co., Ltd.
SQUARE ENIX GROUP
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Zoo Entertainment, Inc.
A little more info
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