Sony Computer Entertainment announced the PlayStation Move motion controller for PS3, offering a motion-based, high-definition gaming experience. Concurrently with its launch, SCE will also release PlayStation Move sub-controller to be used along with the motion controller for intuitive navigation of in-game characters and objects.
The PlayStation Move platform, including the motion controller, sub-controller, and PlayStation Eye camera, together with a strong lineup of software titles, will deliver an innovative and highly immersive experience on the PS3.
The combination of the PS3 system and PlayStation Eye camera detects the precise movement, angle, and absolute position in 3D space of PlayStation Move motion controller, allowing users to intuitively play the game as if they themselves are within the game. PlayStation Move motion controller delivers unmatched accuracy through its advanced motion sensors, including a three-axis gyroscope, a three-axis accelerometer, and a terrestrial magnetic field sensor, as well as a color-changing sphere that is tracked by PlayStation Eye camera. Through PlayStation Move system, both fast and subtle motion can be detected, whether the user is swinging a tennis racket, or painting with a brush. With PlayStation Move motion controller, users can 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, PlayStation Eye camera can capture the player’s voice or image, enabling augmented reality experiences.
The newly announced PlayStation Move sub-controller is a one-handed controller, developed to further expand the game play options that PlayStation Move games can offer. PlayStation Move sub-controller features a sleek curved design that pairs with the motion controller and comes with an analog stick and directional buttons that allow users to easily control the game when moving characters or choosing a direction. Like all other Wireless Controllers for the PS3 system, it comes with a built in lithium-ion rechargeable battery as well as Bluetooth® technology, enabling the controller to transfer the input information wirelessly to the PS3 system without a cable. PlayStation Move motion controller and sub-controller will further broaden the gaming experience on the PS3 system for all genres, from games that use one motion controller to games that use both controllers.
The corner stone of PlayStation Move, PlayStation Move motion controller combines advanced motion sensors, a dynamic color changing sphere, vibration feedback, and an easy to use button interface. Equipped with three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer and terrestrial magnetic field sensor, PlayStation Move motion controller tracks the precise movements and the angle of the controller. The PS3 system also detects the absolute position of the controller in 3D space by using PlayStation Eye camera. Highly sensitive movement tracking can be accurately traced back to the game, allowing intuitive gameplay as if the player is within the game.
- Works with PlayStation Eye camera to accurately track player position
- Includes action buttons of DUALSHOCK®3 and SIXAXIS® wireless controller for direct input
- Sleek and Wireless
- Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery
- Advanced motion sensors in the controller precisely track both fast and subtle movements
- Color of the sphere's light provides visual feedback during gameplay
- Vibration feedback is felt during specific actions
- Bluetooth® technology supports wireless gaming
- Simultaneously use up to four motion controllers with a PS3 system
- Charge the controller and automatically pair it with the PS3 system via a USB cable (Type A - Mini-B)
The introduction of PlayStation Move controllers has been well received within the industry and now 36 third party developers and publishers have decided to support PlayStation Move platform. In fiscal year 2010, SCE Worldwide Studios will also release more than 20 games that are either dedicated to or supported with the PlayStation Move platform.
Third Party Developers and Publishers Supporting PlayStation Move platform
- 505 Games U.S.
- Activision Publishing, Inc.
- AQ INTERACTIVE Inc.
- ARC SYSTEMS WORK CO.,LTD
- ATLUS Co., LTD.
- Bigben Interactive
- CAPCOM CO., LTD.
- Crave Entertainment
- CYBERFRONT Corporation
- Disney Interactive Studios
- Electronic Arts Inc.
- FromSoftware, Inc.
- Game Republic, Inc.
- GUST CO., LTD.
- HUDSON SOFT CO., LTD.
- IREM SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INC.
- Koei Co., Ltd.
- Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
- Majesco Entertainment
- Marvelous Entertainment Inc.
- NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
- ONGAKUKAN Co., Ltd.
- Oxygen Games
- PAON CORPORATION
- Q Entertainment Inc.
- Q-GAMES, LTD.
- SEGA CORPORATION
- Sony Online Entertainment
- Spike Co., Ltd.
- SQUARE ENIX GROUP
- TECMO, LTD.
- THQ Inc.
- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
- Zoo Entertainment, Inc.
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