PS3 motion controller has force feedback rumble, other nifty things

Saturday, 20th June 2009 17:40 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Sony has been showing off its new motion controller to devs and publishers lately, and apparently it can do all sorts of things.

For starters, it has force feedback rumble, works across all genres of titles, face and head tracking will be realized with the camera that it comes with, and it can track up to four motion controllers at one time.

Now we just need a damn name for it. Some reports are calling it the Sony Wand at the moment.

That just sounds a bit, well, naughty to us.

More over at Gamasutra.

Thanks, MaxConsole.



  1. Syrok

    How about lollipop. :)

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    It’ll always be the dildo to me. :D

    #2 6 years ago
  3. jnms

    “It’ll always be the dildo to me. :D”

    Well – if that’s what you like Psycho, I won’t judge you… ;)

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Psychotext


    #4 6 years ago
  5. Mike

    Is that the look on your face when you’re using it?!

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Anders

    Been bugging me as well. Calling it the “Sony motion controller” feels kind of… Dull.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Mike

    They should call it LATAN.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Syrok

    The Playstation Tri-mote. “Tri” stand for 3 and movement in a 3D environment. Can also be used to refer to the third way of controlling (1) D-Pad 2) analog stick 3)gesture recognition).

    I should go into marketing. ^.^

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Retroid

    How ’bout the ‘Wank’?

    “Have you been wanking with your friend Barry?”

    “Unlock extra features by wanking with Lara!”

    Job done.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Retroid

    Also coming soon: The Xbox Spaz.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Robo_1

    … but really, force feedback rumble and headtracking hmmmm. Sounds good to me and instantly differentiates the “Sony: Pig Sticker” from Wii motion plus, which I felt it was too closely similar to functionally.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. ecu

    They should call it the PSthreemote.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. The_Deleted

    SOMoCo surely?

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Khanivor


    #14 6 years ago
  15. Prof Power Glove

    All good suggestions and we know that Jack Tretton is a bit fan of this website. ;)

    At least it sounds quite good – quite liked the honesty of their demonstration as opposed to the hugely indulgent and over-the-top showing Microsoft went for.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. SticKboy

    I am far, far more excited by this than by Natal. This looks to me to be the first credible joypad replacement device.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Blerk

    I’m not even remotely excited about either.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Mike

    I like Telltale’s ideas about Natal, tbh.

    Still, I do want to sit down though.

    #18 6 years ago

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