Sony impressed with Microsoft’s motion controller despite certain issues

By Stephany Nunneley
4 June 2009 18:40 GMT


John Koller has said that Microsoft’s new motion sensor controller is impressive, but the company may have some issues when it comes to certain genres that require a “hand” controller.

“Microsoft’s is impressive because it does a full-body scan,” he told Gamasutra. “But depth issues with the Z axis is something Sony avoids. The PlayStation Eye is more accurate and more precise. Microsoft’s [solution] is going to have issues with shooting games, for example.

“We want to be as diverse as we can; the controller that we’re looking at will be open as possible.”

Don’t expect it to land anytime soon, though, especially this year.

“It’s not going to be this calendar year,” said Koller. “Developers are looking at it now.”

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