I have to admit, my mind is officially blown. Sony finally revealed its new PlayStation 3 motion controller at GDC 2010 in San Francisco, and boy is it looking good.
Dubbed the Playstation Move, the advanced motion controls on this baby makes it supposedly more accurate than that other motion controller from that little-known console from Nintendo (maybe you’ve heard of it, it’s called the Wii?). You can operate the controls via action buttons and an analog trigger, with the typical shock and rumble treatment from the controller itself. You can even use the PlayStation Eye camera for 3D simulation, basically putting you in the game.
If that wasn’t enough to make any gamer stop and be excited for this, Sony is set to release at least 20 games that will cater specifically to the new motion controllers.
Just check out games like the brutal street boxing game Dukes.
You will be able to get involved with PlayStation Move in several ways:
- Camera + controller (including a â€œstarter discâ€ with a range of demos for games releasing later in the year)
- A single controller for people who already have a PlayStation Eye camera
- A full console pack which includes PS3, dualshock3, Move controller + camera
- Finally some of the PS3’s biggest games will be available with a Move controller included
I admit, I’m not too crazy about the colored lightbulb at the end of those sticks. It really makes the PlayStation Move look a bit silly, but I think I might change my opinion once I get t play with one of those things.