PlayStation 3 Motion Controller Makes Its Debut

Sony took some time at their E3 2009 press conference to show off tech demos of their upcoming motion controller, a two-part controller due out in spring of next year.

The controller actually consists of two wands, which the user holds in their hands, while the PS3 camera tracks the movement and translates it into on-screen movement. The setup seems to be an evolution of the Sony waggle controller patent that surfaced last October. In conjuction with the camera, the motion controllers can be replaced with other items, such as guns, displaying the player on the screen holding all sorts of items.

More impressive was the level of precision the two seperate wands afforded. They acted like individual hands, allowing the demo driver to pick up objects, build items with them. The weapons demo also highlighted the device's precision, with sword and shield work that would make Link blush.

Sony is looking release the device next spring. Hopefully they'll have a name for it by then too.


    this seriously surprised me, i am only now interested in motion gameplay. The motion gaming which was shown live at e3, unlike natal seems a much more tangible evolution of gaming. The AI component of natal just isnt possible yet, which me thinks was used to mask just how unoriginal natal is.

    If they make the next god of war game with this addon as an option, ill pick these up for sure.

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