Sony details 'Move' PS3 motion controller

Written by Joe Martin

March 11, 2010 // 12:53 p.m.

Tags: #arc #controller #dualshock #motion #move #playstation-3 #ps3 #rumble #sixais #sony

Sony has provided the first really interesting details on it's new motion controller for the PlayStation 3, officially dubbing the device as the 'Move', ditching the Arc codename which the peripheral has previously existed under.

The first and most important detail is naturally the price, with Sony claiming that a bundle of Move controllers will retail for less than $100 USD when the device launches this Autumn.

Sony has been keen to stress that the Move will complement existing controllers too, not replace them. The Move will sport an analog stick and buttons, but users can use a DualShock instead if they prefer. It's worth mentioning that Sony already makes use of SixAxis motion detecting in it's standard controllers.

The Move will be used with the PlayStation Eye attachment too, which will detect movement and angles as players wield the wand-shaped Move.

"We like to think this is the next-generation of motion gaming," said SCEA's Peter Dille during the announcement at GDC 2010 (via GI.biz). "Nintendo has done a great job introducing motion gaming to the masses. We like to think the migration from Wii to PS3 is a pretty natural path."

The Move will have support from big-name publishers like EA, Activision and Ubisoft, but Sony itself will have 20 Move - or Move supporting - titles ready before the end of March 2011.

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