Some existing franchises on PS3 will get motion updates, says SCEE

Thursday, 11th February 2010 17:24 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Sony plans to incorporate motion controls into existing franchises once Arc is finally released, revealed the company’s European VP Michael Denny.

According to an interview with OPM, LittleBigPlanet, Pain, Flower and Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition are just a few that will get the update, along with more titles in the console’s back catalog.

“When you give our development teams exciting new technology, it’s great to see the experiences they come up with,” Denny told the magazine (via CVG). “And that’s both in terms of new concepts and new games, but also the application of those technologies to our existing franchises.

“We are working on new games and looking at applications [for] our existing franchises.”

Loads of developers are already looking into incorporating the new controller in future games. Quantic Dream being one such example, so it sounds like it might become the norm.

Plus, if you add in a 3D patch to the mix, you have one massively interactive machine.

The future is now, kiddos. Sort of.

Arc is not out yet, nor is the 3D patch.



  1. Syrok

    Not really a reveal considering that you reported it 5 month ago. :)

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    Right, but more back titles than that are planned, apparently.

    Just think. “Lair! Now with better controls thanks to this lovely wand!”

    I am so hateful. ;-)

    #2 5 years ago
  3. onlineatron

    Mmmmm, I like like the idea of Quantic Dream using the Arc.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. RGW1982

    Not Interested In Motion Patches, Only Interested In Games Directly Made For The ARC.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. pleasant_cabbage

    If done well, I’m interested. Tacking on motion controls needn’t always be erm really tacky. Wait.
    p.s. no waggle

    #5 5 years ago
  6. JimFear666

    will it work on Heavy Rain?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. onlineatron

    Doubt it, that would take far too much effort.

    It’s not like they could just change a few lines of code to make what would happen of you pressed X correspond to the motion controller as all the actions in Heavy Rain are context sensitive and would require a lot of work.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Komond_Deckard

    JimFear666, I think they’ve already said it won’t, as they made the game for a concrete control and they think it is correct as it is, but that in next games they will think about it.

    I guess it is nice that way really, that means they have a very clear thought about what to do and now, adding a new thing wouldn’t fix at all, or at less, it wouldn’t be better than what they’ve already done.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. RGW1982

    I Don’t See How A Game Like Heavy Rain Would Even Work Well With The ARC Anyways.

    #9 5 years ago

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