Sony "Introducing" PS3 Motion Controller To Devs At GDC

This year's Game Developers Conference will see the introduction of the PlayStation Motion Controller and our newest peek at the PlayStation 3 peripheral, the subject a newly added session at the annual gathering of developers.

The Sony-sponsored lecture will be our first new look at the hardware since Tokyo Game Show, when Sony showed off Resident Evil 5 Alternative Edition with the motion controller. The device, which may ultimately named Arc but probably not Gem, will be given some developer-targeted attention.

According to the description, the "soon to be released Motion Controller for PlayStation 3 will allow developers to create new game play experiences, by allowing players to interact with their console in high definition using their bodies." How that will be done will be explained by David Coombes and Kirk Bender of SCEA, who will hopefully explain why we have to wait for the new controller.

Keep an eye out in March for our coverage of GDC 2010.

Introducing the PlayStation 3 Motion Controller [GDC via Gamasutra][image credit]


Comments

    The pre-order bonus being a free bottle of astro-glide.... I swear it still looks like something a woman would buy at a sex shop!

      Yeah, I'm sensing a REZ remake too. IT looks exactly like the one they had in Oprah one time, the magic wand or something??

    It looks like a modified version of the fleshlight...

      I was just about to say: I cannot be the only one out there who thinks this thing looks like a
      'self-pleasuring device'.

        I didn't see it before, but now all that's all I see.

    Sony's push to excite more females into buying a PS3.

    The funny thing is that my friends always complained that the wiimote looked like a dildo.

    I sense a trend. :|

      Maybe because women cant grasp controllers. They need to grasp something long and hard.
      That, they can handle.

      You see. . . guys are experienced with controllers because we're use to pushing a womans buttons.

        that sort of talk makes it sounds like you dont

    It seems to be something for everyone. Some are thinking vibrator. I & others thought fleshlight. How can it fail? ;)

    You can acheive the same resuls with Microsoft's Natal - it just let's you use your hands!!! (lol)

    I know the similarities have been pointed out already, but when I saw the thumbnail before the heading for this article I honestly though, "When did Kotaku start featuring sex toys?"

    With the Wiimote it was kind of a running joke, but its squared edges ensured that it kept that vital distance between controller and vibrator. This, on the other hand... it's not even a joke. The colour of the-- what do we call the thing on top, the "knob?" - does very little to help the situation.

      "I know the similarities have been pointed out already, but when I saw the thumbnail before the heading for this article I honestly though, “When did Kotaku start featuring sex toys?”

      Lol I did the same thing, quite a double take.

    I wonder if it vibrates too

    "by allowing players to interact with their console in high definition using their bodies."
    I like the sound of that!
    ohhhhhhhh yeah.

    As much as I am more of an Xbox fan than a Playstation fan, I think I prefer the look of this too natal. It sounds like Natal is going to be, or at least trying to be a lot more revolutionary, but I just feel so much more could be accomplished with the combination of an input device and motion capture. Even if the input device was only used to navigate menus. I'm sure natal will have some form of motion control menus but I can't see it being as quick and simple as a remote.

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