John Koller explains why Move is better than Natal, what’s in store at E3

Thursday, 8th April 2010 21:59 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


SCEA’s John Koller has explained to D’toid why Sony believes Move is better than Natal, and what it has in store for attendees at E3.

Speaking with the site at the Move event during GDC, Koller also explained why Sony chose the name Move for the controller.

“[Move] is better than Natal for a few reasons, but the biggest reason is what we call draw distance,” he said. “What Natal has is very XY, you’re playing in this realm [waves hands]. So for games that are shooters, or golf, or sports, if you draw back away from their camera you loose precision.

“The sphere that’s read by the camera, is very precise so every move you make, many feet beyond the camera, allows it to track. The fact that you can use the camera and the motion controller provides not only tactile experience, but the camera can pick up both audibly and visually.

“So, more to come on that too”.

As far as shifting from Arc or Gem for the controller’s name, Koller said that it came down to recognition at retail.

“We wanted a name that people could read at retail and understand what it is immediately,” he offered.”I think that there has been this idea of what motion control is, with what Wii has established, and we want to be very different.

“The name needs to connote that you are actually getting off of the couch instead of sitting there kind of moving a hand back and forth”.

As far as the color scheme for the controller, different colors demote different players when playing multiplayer, said Koller. Four peope can play at the same time with different color read outs on the screen, and there is even the possibility that your controller could turn red if you were low on health while playing a game such as a first-person shooter.

As far as E3 goes, Koller said that Sony has even more announcements pertaining to Move.

“We showed you a taste of some of the games [at GDC], and at E3, obviously, we have a lot of other announcements and we always save things for E3, but we really want to talk about the full line up and talk about the games,” he said.

“Ultimately, it’s all about the content. We have both core and family games and I think that there will be a much broader and more diverse amount of people that will want to play [Move]“.

Sony’s E3 press event is scheduled for June 15.



  1. Yoshi

    Sony people dont fall into the hole of talking bullshit.
    Show us if its better than Natal dont tell us!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Razor

    That’s a great video


    That does sound cool though, changing colours on the screen depending on health.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    After so much news about Natal and Move hyping i give up. Now i care only about a software.

    Who will have better software, will win. Thats it.

    PS: If Demons Souls 2 will have Move support its win for me.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Bikki


    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gheritt White

    I literally cannot wait to try out PS Move in person.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. DarkElfa

    If Sony spent half as much time talking about how good their stuff is as they do talking about how bad their competition is, we might actually know something.

    Also, their product looks like a cross between a dildo and a gay microphone.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. pha1r

    How can you tell the sexual orientation of a microphone?
    Also, I see no genitalia of any kind, so it can’t be gay if it doesn’t have two sexes.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. polygem

    if this wouldn´t be marketing you would call it narcissistic personality disorder.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Robo_1


    It’s certainly a novel approach. Participate in the discussion… and then mindlessly spam people. Over to you mods. :)

    #9 5 years ago

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