It’s taken a while for the official name of the Playstation 3 motion controller, ‘wand’, ‘arc’ or whatever else people wanted to call it, but Sony have released the official name for their motion controller as the ‘Playstation Move’.
The announcement was made at GDC yesterday along with a trailer of the type of games that we’ll be looking at playing to start off with. With true 1:1 motion control, it is said to be more responsive than Nintendo’s Wii Motion Plus controllers which is a bold statement.
I’m looking forward to seeing just how the PS3 Move is and what kind of games will be released for it. The fact we’ll be able to play motion controlled games in HD isn’t really a major factor. What I want is a game that uses Move and to get me really immersed in the action. I’m not one for the gimmicky party titles so I’d like to see some new IP games created for use with Move and see how that pans out.
A few games of already been announced which include Little Big Planet and SOCOM 4. Will we see the next Call of Duty taking advantage of Move? It might be nice to have the option of using both the SixAxis controllers and Move.
There are quite a few big named studios already putting their name to creating games for Move including Square Enix, Capcom, EA and about 33 more.
To be honest, it looks like a bit of a Wii remote rip off, with the main controller and a sub controller similar to the nunchuck which is quite cheeky on Sony’s part. It looks like Move will cost in the region of $100 so whether that will be a straight swap to pounds remains to be seen, but it’s more than likely it will be a straight £100 for us Brits.
The Playstation Move release date is set for the back end of 2010, so expect Santa to be delivering a bucket load of these.
So what do you think to the Playstation Move? A Wii rip off? What the Wii remote was wanting to be? How do you think it compares to the forthcoming Project Natal’s release date and price being proposed to be around £50? Let us know below.