PS3 motion control is “a couple of generations” forward, says Sony

Tuesday, 21 July 2009 12:01 GMT By Mike

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SCEE’s vice president of research and development, Paul Holman, has said that he believes that Sony’s motion control peripheral is a “couple of generations” ahead of of the current competition.

“Oh, totally. It’s another generation forward, or even a couple of generations,” said Holman to EG when asked how Sony’s motion tech stood up against the Wii-mote.

“I know in certain games or applications which are out there, people had to sort of fluff it to make it real for consumers. But this stuff is super-accurate and the impact of that is incredible.

“I think you have to play with it to realise what it will do to games.”

Holman goes on to say that the 2010 release date was given to let consumers know that “it’s real, how it’s real.

“Game developers want to know, if they’re working on a title for next year, whether they should consider it or not.

“We have to send some sort of message,” explain Holman. “At the end of the day, we know the track we’re taking for our technology, we know when we’re going to manufacture, but we have to make sure there’s a good catalogue of games to back it up.”

Full interview through the link.

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