Sony Motion Controller For PS3 Spring 2010 Release Confirmed

Posted: Sep 24 2009, 3:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 4:26pm CDT, in Gaming


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Sony confirmed (pdf) at the Tokyo Game Show 2009 the release date for the still tentatively named Motion controller. As rumored Sony will launch the Motion Controller for the Sony PS3 in Spring 2010.

The new Sony motion controller, equipped with high-precision, highly accurate motion sensors, can deliver whole new entertainment experience on PS3 when combined with the PlayStation Eye camera.

Capable of recognizing and tracking a user’s face and voice as well as body motion, PlayStation Eye can also output the player’s image onto the TV screen. Sony will vigorously promote the expansion of this new experience only possible on the PS3 platform.

The newly announced Motion Controller 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.

Together with the PlayStation Eye camera for PS3 which can accurately track the absolute position of the controller, the controller can detect the natural and intuitive movement of the hand and reflect the precise movement on to the game. The sphere placed on the top of the controller is not only used to track the absolute position but can also give visual feedback to users by changing the colors or the illuminating patterns of the sphere. Furthermore, the new controller is also equipped with a rumble feature, familiar to the PlayStation DUALSHOCK series controller, delivering immersive gaming experiences to users.

Sony also already announced a list of PS3 games that will support the new motion controller. The list includes 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), PAIN, Flower, Hustle Kings, High Velocity Bowling, and EyePet

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