Not wanting to be overshadowed by Microsoft’s announcement that Project Natal is gaining support from a number of major games manufacturers, Sony has declared that its motion controller for the PS3 console will be available early next year.
Linking up to a PlayStation Eye camera, the system allows face, voice and body movement recognition in order to control games in a completely different way.
This motion controller (which doesn’t have an official name yet) is equipped with two motion sensors, three axes gyroscope and three axes accelerometer that can detect the controller’s angle and movement held in the user’s hand.
It’s equipped with both a sphere that can give visual feedback to the user, and DUALSHOCK-esque rumble feature.
Pricing isn’t available yet, but an initial list of games and other apps that will be launched next year, or upgraded via network update, to be compatible with the motion controller is:
- Ape Escape (Working Title)
- Echochrome 2 (Working Title)
- Eccentric Slider (Working Title)
- Sing and Draw (Working Title)
- Champions of Time (Working Title)
- Motion Party (Working Title)
- The Shoot (Working Title)
- Tower (Working Title)
- Hustle Kings
- High Velocity Bowling