Finally it's confirmed (and with a press release at that); the PS3 Motion controller will be coming to stores come Spring 2010 as was previously mentioned.
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.So in short, it'll act like the Wii Controller. Great.
Okay, it doesn't look as sleek as the Nintendo Wii Nunchuck or controller but it'll do the work just fine. Unfortunately, it's going to be highly dependent on the Playstation Eye camera as the PS3 wasn't originally built for this. So there goes another thing you need to buy...
What's good about the new controller will be the games that will be dedicated to it:
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)
High Velocity Bowling(*2)
What makes me wonder is why the release date on Spring, why not Winter when they can have the most impact on the holidays? Maybe it's still not ready and/or the games that'll make you use it are still under development. Nonetheless, it's something to look forward to.
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