Sony PlayStation 3 Motion Control is Stunningly Accurate
Microsoftâ€™s Project Natal may be the latest in motion detectionÂ going by the buzz atÂ E3, but Sonyâ€™s adventure into motion detection, or Motion Control has been demo’d live on stage in a more complete and working state than Natal.
In a recent interview, Sony Computer Entertainment Europeâ€™s new CEO and president, Andrew House, has described it as â€œstunningly accurateâ€ and promises that it represents a â€œhuge stepâ€ in gaming.
Andrew House spokeÂ to GamesIndustry.biz about people’s reaction to the Motion Control technology, which is due for release in Spring 2010.
â€œWhat we had at the E3 showing was very forward facing technology, a firm date for launch which is important as it gives us a good lead time to assemble the right sorts of content to take advantage of it,â€ House explained. â€œItâ€™s stunningly accurate in terms of the way it tracks movement. That sounds like an incremental step in terms of motion technology, but itâ€™s a huge one in terms of saying â€˜now itâ€™s arrivedâ€™ and itâ€™s really going to change the way we think about how we play games.â€
Apparently the team behind the new gadget dates back to the original EyeToy and that Sony is â€œnot unduly worriedâ€ about rival technologies coming from Nintendoâ€™s Wii MotionPlus and Microsoftâ€™s Project Natal.
House added that there’s chanceÂ of Â bundling the new controller in with every PS3 bundle, but adds that â€œSpring is a long way offâ€.
So – do you reckon that this is the one you’d go for?
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