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Sony: PS3 Motion Controller to release “this year”

Friday, 15th January 2010 12:47 GMT By Johnny Cullen

PlayStation Motion Controller

Sony re-confirmed in its NPD response last night that the attentively titled “PlayStation Motion Controller” will release “this year”.

There was, however, no mention of a spring 2010 date, which was first confirmed by SCEA boss Jack Tretton when the controller was announced at E3 last June.

SCE boss Kaz Hirai even threw down a specific date for the motion controller last August: March 2010.

Since September and Hirai’s TGS keynote, nothing significant has emerged on the motion controller from Sony, bar when the company responsed to remark from EA CEO John Riccitiello about the system’s name.

Riccitello said the controller was called PlayStation “Gem”, although SCE was quick to say it was just a prototype name.

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10 Comments

  1. Syrok

    They kind of have to considering that Resident Evil Alternative uses it and that comes out in few month. :)

    #1 5 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    Hmmm…has this been delayed then? Surely it can’t have with RE5 gold coming out in march?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    I reckon they’ll have there as an option to have there in the game, if the controller is indeed delayed, but they lock the option until the controller releases.

    They’ll unlock it via a patch.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Probably be difficult to do that unless the API’s totally locked down. Even then they could never guarantee that it would work with the final hardware. More likely they’d ship Gold without the motion control stuff and then patch it in later. Which is entirely viable given that the 360 version won’t have motion control stuff anyway, but if the wands arrive much later then Resi 5 will be all-but forgotten.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    The 360 version wont have motion control Blerk. MS also said its impossible to patch in Natal support to already released games apparently.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Random_H

    Well, seeing how “this year” refers to MAG, GoW 3, 3D Gaming and Motion Controller all at once in one sentence I don’t think it necessarily suggests that MC is not coming in may (edith says: did I say may? Meant march, of course).

    The only thing I find fishy that there aren’t any games shown yet.

    cheers,

    Alex

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    I was talking about the PS3 version, Geki.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Eregol

    It is amazing that Sony and MS are constantly going on about their Motion Control gizmos yet they haven’t shown any real implementation of them.
    Capcom are the only company to have shown any sort of demonstration for an actual game using the motion control.

    It’s all well and good saying that dev kits are out there. But words only get so far. Show us the damn thing working properly.

    EDIT: @ Blerk
    Hence you actually stated IN your post “given that the 360 version won’t have motion control stuff anyway”

    #8 5 years ago
  9. bugmenot

    i hope the Resi 5 implementation is better than resi 4 wii. one of the benefits of camera on telly instead of in wand is the screen wont spaz out when the wand isnt pointed at it. One annoying thing about wii fps is having to turn by pointing at an invisible boundary box; it means you cant aim and turn simultaneously(easily) Gem – hopefully if the developers do their job – can aim and turn independently.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Dannybuoy

    YAY! gimme some’o'dat good shit

    #10 5 years ago

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