"Take that, Microsoft," may not be what PlayStation 3 special projects manager Dr. Richard "EyeToy" Marks actually said when he took the stage back in early June at E3 2009. Still, you could practically hear it whispered in the rare downbeats as Marks divulged Sony's own two-fisted take on precision motion-control.
Imagine a microphone with a translucent bulb in lieu of the mic's metal mesh, capable of lighting up and changing color, almost a wand of sorts. "Just a prototype," said Marks then, and the final look will probably change, but you hold it like you're gripping the hilt of a sword. Now imagine that device (or devices--Sony eventually rolled out two) working in tandem with the PlayStation Eye camera/microphone to offer stunningly precise 1-to-1 tracking, and you have what Sony informally dubbed "PlayStation Motion Control."