Sony shows motion control tech, aiming for spring 2010 launch

Tuesday, 2 June 2009 20:32 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


New motion control tech from Sony was talked about in the company’s E3 press conference today.

Been working on it for a few years, apparently. As you’d hope.

The prototype of the new controller showed a glowing sphere on the end of the stick. PS Eye tracks it.

The demonstration showed 1-to-1 motion control. On the screen, the controller became a racket in the guy’s hand, changing into various other bits and bobs, such as swords and guns.

It has true 3D pointing too, and if you change angles to the camera it’ll notice. In FPS mode, you can move and shoot but, will sometimes need buttons.

The ability to use two controllers is there as well, and with one in each hand you can play with building blocks, paint, use a sword and shield and fire virtual arrows.

When you move the camera follows you, should you drop down on one knee, or some such.

More information is promised from Sony soon.