Rumour – PS3 Motion Controller is called Arc [Update]

Tuesday, 19 January 2010 08:20 GMT By Patrick Garratt


VG247 has it on good authority that Sony has named its PS3 Motion Controller “Arc”.

The information comes from a concrete source speaking under conditions of strict anonymity.

Sony has never said what the wand-based system is to be called, admitting only that it was once named Gem, a past internal codename inadvertently outed by EA CEO John Riccittiello at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference last month.

The company is now saying its Motion Controller – the official name thus far – will release “this year”: global boss Kaz Hirai had previously claimed it would be out this March.

The Motion Controller consists of one or two wand devices, each topped with a trackable ball. It works with PSEye.

We saw PlayStation’s tech guys running the system at Develop last year; get the news from that here.

We’ve contacted Sony for comment.

Update – SCEE: “We don’t comment on rumour or speculation.”