Sony shows Move RTS unit selection

Monday, 30th August 2010 08:26 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Didn’t think it’d work? Looks like you were wrong.

A new Move demo video has shown a Sony staffer “painting” typical RTS units on both a zoomed-in and zoomed-out battlefield.

The motion device is seen selecting both single and multiple units, while the smaller Navigation Controller is used to move a map around with its thumb-stick.

RUSE developer Eugen Systems demoed its game working with Move in July, despite the fact the new control method had only been incorporated into the RTS “four or five weeks” before showing it off to the press.

RUSE releases in 2011.

Move’s Richard Marks told CVG earlier this month that he believed Move would best mouse and keyboard as an RTS controller, speaking in London, and predicted Move will impact future RTS design.

“You really feel like this general or god-like person that can manipulate huge armies,” he said.

“I think that with Move would feel way better than a mouse for that, for example, and doing things that require some 3D information is much better with Move.

“The RTS genre has been designed not to require any 3D information, but having that extra dimension and all the angle data that we have too is also very interesting.”

Watch the video below from 1.55 onwards.

And you can watch the RUSE Move functionality below (thanks, humanfish):



  1. Syrok

    Stephany posted that video already. :)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Joe Anderson

    That looks really good.

    I have been playing R.U.S.E which is one of the first to support MOVE, it’s a bit awkward to play with the Dualshock so it will be interesting to see how it works with Move.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    @1 – I know. I wanted to pick out the RTS segment. As far as I know it’s the first time Move’s been shown working with unit selection. There was no video from the RUSE event.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Syrok

    Ah, I see. Fair enough.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. clynchehaun

    I think I wanna fast forward 2 years to see where the actual games using all these cool tools go.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Crysis

    I’d like to try Dawn of War with this

    #6 4 years ago
  7. mathare92

    Digital Foundry actually had footage of the same demos in an article last month-

    #7 4 years ago
  8. KAP

    I like the way how sony news such as this are shown on VG247 a week later
    Never the case for microsoft related news though right guys? ;-)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. mojo

    realy, this is old news..
    they demoed that some months ago.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. KAP

    my point exactly.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. humanfish

    This guy has done a good video showing the RUSE demo with the DS3 and Move, in use.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    Looking forward to that ignore button.

    @11 – Cheers. I’ll add that in.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Grimrita

    ah, this explains why RUSE is VERY dull

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Crysis

    i would like to see future RTS ported to ps3, like Dawn of War & Company of Heroes among others, also surprised that not many {if any) PS3 & 360 games support mouse & keyboard

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Gekidami

    This dosnt seem very playable with a standard pad so having Move support is a big plus. That said the game dosnt look to interesting, imo Sony should have worked on a first party RTS to promote Move. I doubt RUSE will be a big selling point for Move.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Withnail

    “RUSE releases in 2011″

    It’s out next week. That second video was made with the demo currently on PSN.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    @14 LBP 2 is supported with mouse and keyboard. At least someone understand :D

    I saw video with Move, still it’s not a mouse, but some kind of alternative.
    If Sony will release an AAA first party tripple Strategy title than i’m going to be in heaven, but it’s not going to happen any time soon anyway.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. No_PUDding

    Lol @ 0:28

    ‘Een dis demo, I have upity-dupity-bit’

    #18 4 years ago
  19. SwiftRanger

    Surely the most hilarious things about these vids is that they claim to show totally new control functions and claim that these couldn’t be possible on PC or have never been done before on PC.

    Laughable stuff for anyone who knows RTS gaming. Also, the mouse is just one part, someone is forgetting that keyboard shortcuts have always played a big part as well. Fail.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Gekidami

    ^ No they arent claiming that. Thats just what your defensive PC fanboy ears are hearing.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Hybridpsycho

    Nice and simple solution to the 360 degrees turning problem! :)


    #21 4 years ago
  22. LOLshock94

    probely better then the controls

    #22 4 years ago

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