Bookmark and Share


Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is projected to showcase its motion-sensing controller for video games at the forthcoming E3 trade-show in early June. The novelty will not become standard controller for PlayStation video system, but will allow select titles to be played.

According to Variety web-site, Sony’s motion-sensing game controller may be completely different from Nintendo’s Wiimote, which is based on mechanical gyroscopes. Apparently, Sony’s solution may feature LEDs (light-emitting diodes) as well as a special sensor that tracks the coordinates of the light. This should enable better precision, however, the method is also not without drawbacks (If a gamer changes position in the room, does this affect game play?).

Since all the video games designed for PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 game console rely on Dual Shock controllers, it is unlikely that the new motion-sensing controller from Sony will become necessary to play new video-games. According to Kombo web-site, Sony asked “key third-party publishers” to implement last minute functionality of the motion-sensing device into their soon-to-be released games and ensure compatibility with select future games.

Motion-sensing game controller would allow PlayStation 3 to offer experience similar to Nintendo Wii. However, the price of the PS3 – $399 – is too high for casual gamers, therefore the release of the unit at E3 may not be the first priority for Sony.

Sony did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: Sony, Playstation, Wii


Comments currently: 1
Discussion started: 05/03/09 11:43:35 PM
Latest comment: 05/03/09 11:43:35 PM


TrackIR 4 Pro anyone
0 0 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 05/03/09 11:43:35 PM]


Add your Comment

Related news

Latest News

Monday, April 14, 2014

8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform

1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel

Monday, March 24, 2014

10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption

10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle

9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12

3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets

2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month