Gamers set to move to new Playstation controller
Sony Playstation's Move platform includes a motion controller, sub-controller and Playsation Eye camera
Sony Gulf FZE has announced that the PlayStation Move motion controller for the PlayStation3 (PS3) will be launched worldwide around September 2010.
The PlayStation Move platform includes the motion controller, sub-controller, and PlayStation Eye camera, together with a number of software titles for the PS3 system.
The motion controller includes a three-axis gyroscope, a three-axis accelerometer, and a terrestrial magnetic field sensor, as well as a colour-changing sphere that is tracked by the PlayStation Eye camera.
The PS3 system and PlayStation Eye camera detect the precise movement, angle, and absolute position in 3D space of the PlayStation Move motion controller, and in turn allows gamers to play as if they themselves are within the game.
Players can then provide direct input through action buttons and an analog trigger, while receiving physical feedback from rumble functionality and visual feedback from the sphere’s ability to display a variety of different colors. Furthermore, the PlayStation Eye camera can capture the player’s voice or image, and enable augmented reality experiences.
The controller comes with a built in lithium-ion rechargeable battery as well as Bluetooth technology that enables it to transfer the input information wirelessly to the PS3.
There are currently 36 third party developers and publishers such as Sega Corporation and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment who have decided to support PlayStation Move platform. SCE Worldwide Studios will also release more than 20 games that are either dedicated to or supported with the PlayStation Move platform in 2010.