The Move is a small hand held device that looks like a little bit like a microphone…or other things…Especially with the roundy thing on top of it that looks like a ping pong ball with an LED inside.
Move is clearly Sony’s bid to gain control over the Wii motion controller wars that are currently led by Nintendo, with its Wii controller. Don’t count Microsoft out with its Project Natal controller system.
The Move will be available this fall in a starter kit that begins at under $100 for a Move, a PlayStation eye camera and a game. This seems like it is a good attempt to jump ahead of Microsoft’s Natal and to begin winning over Wii users.
Shuehei Yoshida, Sony’s president for worldwide studios, said Move will “demonstrate that the motion controller for PS3 will be the solution for both casual and hard-core gamers alike” and that the types of games Sony can create with it are “amazingly diverse.”
“We like to think that the migration path between Wii households and PlayStation households is a natural path,” said Peter Dille, Sony’s senior vice president for marketing and PlayStation.
I remember reading an article about Sony talking about a new motion controller. Still the new Move opens up a huge market for them, and I can imagine PS3 taking taking over a large chunk of business from Nintendo’s Wii.
Sony told everyone that in additions to most games currently on the market, Move will also work with those games that involve swords, bows and arrows, guns, punching and much more. The idea is that Move will provide players with a realistic and precise feeling of holding whatever kind of thing the game calls for, be it a sword or a gun.
Sony expects users to use Move with a range of brand-new games and that they clearly think that it will enhance game play in existing titles. It showed off how Move can be used to move characters around in its hit title, Little Big Planet – to give and examplt of this.
Sony said that the controller comes with its own accessory, known as a sub-controller, which will accentuate what’s possible with Move. They also said that the forthcoming game SOCOM 4 will incorporate both Move and the sub-controller.
Looks like Wii are going to have someone else to think of…
If PS3/developers put out lots of good game titles using the Move, then they will succeed in taking a lot of Wii’s market.
Let the Motion Controller Wars begin!!!!
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