This Ain't No Power Pad
We’re not sure how we feel about the glowing ball atop the new Sony PlayStation Move (can we use it as a flashlight in a pinch?), but we do know that Sony’s long awaited foray into motion control should prove interesting. Using a similar dual-controller setup as the Nintendo Wii, the PlayStation Move will be focused on high-precision movement using a three-axis gyroscope, a three-axis accelerometer and a terrestrial magnetic field sensor aided by the PlayStation Eye which tracks the movement of each glowing ball in 3D space as well as the user’s voice and actions. The sub-controller (a la Wii nunchuck) will let the player use a control stick and buttons for more precise player movements just like a traditional controller. The combined result should be one step closer to augmented reality gaming, Pentagon approved missile space defense equipment, or maybe, just maybe, some better putting in Tiger Woods golf.
The Sony PlayStation Move will be available this fall in either individual controllers or a starter package that includes two controllers, the PlayStation Eye and a game for an estimated $100. More images after the jump.
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