Move precise enough to play Starcraft, says Sony

Saturday, 13 March 2010 17:22 GMT By Johnny Cullen


So just how good is PlayStation Move? According to SCEA’s Anton Mikhailov, it’s so good, it can play Starcraft on PC.

Speaking at a media event for the controller at GDC after its main reveal on Wednesday, Mikhailov said some “hackery” had to be done with it before he could play the RTS.

“We’re excited about genres that have been typically detached from console, like RTS,” he said. “All those genres require precise pointer control. This is something we have now on the PS3.

“Actually I hooked up this device through some hackery to a PC to play a bunch of games. I actually played Starcraft… I could actually play, not just screw around but play.”

He further added: “It’s a testament to how robust this interface is for even the more hardcore game. It’s so intuitive that some developers have hooked this up to Maya for modelling, and they actually prefer it over a mouse.

“You can have camera control in one hand and object control with another hand. You can do some really neat interface stuff.”

Move is due out in fall. Starcraft II, meanwhile, will release in the first half of the year.

Thanks, Digital Foundry.