Project Natal has a name. Well, at least, a working title. But Sony’s motion controller does not have a name. Or a working title. It’s just… the motion controller. But does EA boss John Riccitiello know something we don’t?
Speaking at the UBS 37th Annual Global Media Conference this morning in New York, Riccitiello apparently said “In the coming year, both Sony and Microsoft have announced new controllers. Motion sensor controls, Natal and Gem, these are likely to bring new consumers into the marketplace”.
“Gem”, hey? Sony have instantly issued a “No official name for the PlayStation motion controller has been announced” statement as a counter, but you have to wonder, he’s the boss of Electronic Arts. If anyone outside of Sony was going to know the name of the PS3’s motion controller, even if it was a working title (which this may well be!), it’d be Riccitiello. Well, Riccitiello or Bobby Kotick. But Kotick isn’t the one spilling the beans.