Sony press conference: Checkout the new video of Sony's Motion Controller!
Finally,motion control done right. HD waggle=Awesome.
=.= I can already see some freinds using this with jerkin off action -.-
Of the three motion-sensing additions (Wii Motion Plus, Natal, PS Motion) coming out, Project Natal is easily the most ambitious of the three...but that almost means it's the most likely to fail. Still, I am fascinated to see what talented developers will do with all of them. In the end, that's all that really matters.
this is going to be massive. if they can bring titles like god of war, devil may cry, and other massive titles ... imagine they create an online gladiator game - plays like the demo they showed when he has a sword and a shield :O and it can be 1v1, 2v2 gladiator style combat online, with a ranking system, weapons unlocks ... that would be the game everyone must play. i truly loved this tech demo and i believe that sony has hit the nail on it's head at this E3. ^^ at Silelak - yes but the thing with natal is that you do not use anything in your hand. in marketing i learned that you need to make items tangible.. i.e. if you are shaking a sword around, you want to feel the grip, it will make for a better experience. guys i didnt say natal was bad bdw (for those who put up disagrees). they have a different purpose imo. for fighting games natal is bliss, and for sport games such as football, basketball and so on cause you dont need physical things in your hand. but what if you are playing god of war or gears of war where you have items in the characters hands, it is better to feel something. thats my point really.
were dizzying, the guys looked nervous as hell, they didnt know what sort of reactiont they were going to get. but when he used the sword to move the limbs of the skeleton and change his posture and lifted his chin then wacked him was amazing. and also how you can easily change to first person view is kewl. but I can easily see where this is going, Games like LBP will use it to enhance "world Creations" and stuff. and the fact that it can literally track your movement around your room (or anywhere in the camera's viewing range is kewl) I was skeptical of any motion controls after what i've seen the Wii do, but this looks way more promising and less tackish. anyways, I saw so many games today, i dont even know which one to get excited for actually, I hate when Sony do that.
Was when a non-gaming friend of mine, who has played the Wii and PS3 a tiny bit, sat up in his seat and said "Wow this s**t is f***ing cool" I definitely thought Sony wouldn't have anything hardware-wise to compete with Microsoft and Nintendo's motion-announcements, but I was wrong. Even though its in an early stage, I'm really looking forward to how this turns out. And equally as excited to use my PS EYE for the first time since Burnout.
Super impressive presentation. We finally have REAL motion controls and REAL 1 to 1 controller mapping. I hope both Natal and this are very successful, for the future of gaming. Nintendo really needs to step it up because they're getting left in the dust.
making it the shape of a penis really helps define the word "waggling" :)
Looked impressive. I am pleasantly surpised by the possitive coments. Even though it's a prototype the looks of the newton controller and the gametrak controller are better. Wondering if these controllers and the nintendo motion plus have the same accuracy as the new sony controller. I wonder how they will sell these 2 controllers and 1 camera or 1 controller and 1 camera.
Real life accuracey + no delay = WIN !
Voice and Facial Recognition. Unfortunately for MS, V&FR are software apps which Sony could easily add to the PS3 using a FW update. With those two features added the PS3 motion controls would beat Ninty and MS in the field of extreme controllers. I will admit I was underwhelmed with the first part of the PS3's motion controller presentation, but the second half after he picked up a gun grabbed my attention. I was sold by the time he pulled out the bow and let off a few shots.
Microsoft, they are the original makers way back in 1998! Wii came out in november 2006. Some people are not able to think outside the box and research something. They will repeat the FIRST criticism a person comes up with. And NEVER research the truth. So how are ignorant people acting like Nintendo made it? The first one was made in 1998 by microsoft for a PC game they made called microsoft flight simulator. The controller is called the 'side winder' I bought one I know. But here is your proof if you was not born yet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Also guess where the first webcam motion detection device appeared? That's right on a pc using microsoft windows. So: 1 First motion controller was made by Microsoft. 2 First motion detecting webcam was by Microsoft. No WONDER they are the ones to make a controller less system!
very impressive indeed! just imagining what the future holds for the ps3 makes my body shiver with anticipation.
ali sony has shook up the world with this motion controller....knockout blow.... this is going to be the best motion controller ever... the game possible with these controller is in another dimention..
That sword and shield tech would be awesome in Oblivion.
I don't care what anybody says.The part where he had the sword and shield and he could push, slash, stab the enemies was amazing. And where he used the shield to deflect those "things" im completely sold.
yeah the shield and sword thing made me think of 300 for some reason. The control possible with those motion controllers is insane. Whats better is if people already own a PSEye they dont need to buy a new camera. Just give me the controls and some great games and Ill be sold.
The reason why the crowd cheered heavily during that part was because Sonys motion controller is doing EXACTLY what the Wiimote was supposed to do at launch,and to top it off it's doing all of that in HD. It's clearly aimed at the casual market,but I can definitely see some hardcore games utilizing the motion controller.
taking off the arrows from the quiver? Simply amazing.
Is it me or this thing sucks. It is certainly more accurate than NATAL from M$ but looks awfull. Im a sony fan and have to admite that this year 360 won again E3.
cosmetically it doesnt look good, but thats because they were prototypes. but it does what its suppose to do, better than nintendos, not to mention its works with the eye. my question is how will i be able to make my character move around the screen while playing with motion controls?
are you a moron? you must be a moron. you have to be a moron. THIS IS A SUPER EARLY PROTOTYPE!!!! they werent showing it to show off graphics of the games they were showing it to show you how responsive it is, the tracking capabilities. my guess is, Sony got word that Microsft was gonna show off Natal so they whipped something up to show what they are working on. They didnt even give a date for it they just said the future of playstation, it could be 2 years away. honestly natal looked cool but to me you need something to act with or hold. that guy bolting on the tires in that racing game with out an airgun, the girl driving with no wheel, and the kid skateboarding without a skateboard just looked silly and it is prolly hard to emmerse yourself in the game when acting with thin air. its like an actor acting on a greenscreen. im also not 100% convinced Natal will acuratly track your body with no artificial trackers that you hold. in fact its impossible. if it was possible the film industry would have been using it by now. there has to be artifical trackers for the camera to see to get accurate motion in 3D space. ESPECIALLY WITH ONE CAMERA. thats why the film industry uses the pingpong suit (hence why the ps3 prototype controller had ping pong balls on it) and multiply cameras
Sony said Spring 2010.
seriously, this is just awesome. First person view and true 1 to 1 motion capture = Natal what?
you must be very dum this is just hsowing you how they worck not the graphics dum as
Best conference I've seen yet. That motion controller is gonna change things in a great way. Very impressive Edit: @ Dimitrius You have to be joking about Microsoft having the best conference.... By no standard was it even close to what Sony had, I have an open mind, and while im excited for mass effect 2, Sony's conference was waaay better.
LOL! Thesummerofgeorge...best screen name ever..
It's a festivus miracle!
Why exactly was Sony's conference so good? Me and my friend were watching this and were extremely disappointed. We saw nothing interesting. The entire Wand presentation was terrible and felt slapped on.
Shall I answer your first question in list form? Ok then: The Last Guardian (Exclusive) Agent (Exclusive) Final Fantasy XIV Online (Exclusive) MAG Live Demo (Exclusive) Gran Turismo 5 (Exclusive) Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Exclusive) ModNation Racers (Exclusive) GOD OF WAR 3! (Exclusive) How could you honestly ask what was "good" about the conference? Did you watch the same one I did?? The one with those exclusive games I just listed??? Anyway as for the Motion Controller presentation being "thrown" together... Well you must be a raging xbot cause that made no sense... It was quite a brilliant presentation, the audience there clearly really enjoyed the presentation (as did I) ... I mean back up your criticisms, What was thrown together about it, they systematically went through and showed all it's great features. Even if you like Natal better, the presentation for the MC was great, and aside from the presentation, it's clearly an awesome peripheral.
This is just a prototype like the guy demoing it said. It's not a Microsoft rip-off since they are building on tech that they already used for the PS2 (Microsoft is actually the eyetoy rip-off here). Second they said that they used these controls for a purpose as they learned from PAST EXPERIENCE that motion is not everything! You need buttons too. So there where Microsoft goes blatantly after the Wii audience (Just look at the cute fake family from their showing), Sony is actually showing the more deep and complex way to use motion controls. Also this demo was live and showed the potential and acuracy of JUST a protoype. Microsoft showed nothing acurate, only big motions. For those who said that Sony got desperate and showed this last minute, they didn't. As I recal (and maybe many of you might too) they have a patent with a picture of this that was shown 3 years ago. As fore Nintendo, they are targeting a way different audience..........
I hate motion conrol casual gaming. And even though I'll probably never use this.........it looks like the first "hardcore" application of it. And it looks good.
God dammit, I can hear all the dildo jokes now. SMH!
I was amazed how accurate it was. And to think this is just a prototype. The finished thing must be amazing
I can't wait to play a first person shooter or action game with this controller. It is incredibly accurate.
nintendo blew everyone away with the wii when first announced, do you still play that
At best this thing was a shamble. Last minute was written all over it! Accuracy was nil. How many times was the guy trying to hit stuff? Tennis racket - no. Big baseball bat - no. Ok. Let's move on and try something else... Piss Poor at it's finest! ROFL
Did you not see him write his name and aim the arrows? The guy using Natal had problem splashing a bucket of paint on the canvas. Both are a lot different, I don't know why you guys are getting so defensive.
And even though they clearly said the design wasn't finished, the point is how accurate it is and how with this motion capture tracking you can capture precise movements which make it more effective for hardcore games like shooters that require such accuracy. There are endless possibilities with this tech, the presentation did a great job of showing it's versatility in my opinion.
for 30$ Im going to go pick it up right now.
This is a Natal/Wiimote hybrid. Natal is a bit more ambitious, taking it a step ABOVe the Sony motion contnrol. Natal elimiates the controller needed to create 1:1 *like what Sony is using*. While Natal does look the most prosperous, Sony's seems to.... just work.
Sony's has the buttons. Something Project Natal is missing. This means project natal won't be too good for FPS or RTS...well RTS could probably work..kind of. Project Natal would be GREAT for boxing or sword fighting or something. Although with the sword fighting Sony's idea gives you an actual "sword" in your hand. Both great ideas but I feel sony has the upper hand because it is all around. But for the specific things like boxing or something Project Natal OWNS.
Think RTS could be done with nadal voise reckonising gesture based command etc. With natal able to see emotionall expressions and small hand/finger gestures. It should be possible to also da a RTS or even a shooter with nadal (use your own imagination). More important compared to nadal sony's controller gives me the impression of a accesoiry (just another motion controller). While the nadal seems to complement the existing hardware and options of the xbox (possibly being used in conjunction with current controller etc). For sony to be succesfull with their controller they will need to fully support it, think its safe to say they that it will be sold seperatly of the ps3 (who would like to imagin an even more expansive ps3)
This is very lame compared to Natal. Nelson and Krazy Ken where are you fools! Hahhahaa you got Owned to Oblivion! Hahahhahahaaa!
Aaaaaaand there's a reason you only have one bubble. Aww, I clicked reply and the pagew refreshed - I was like 8 minutes in :'(
good to see they actually have a date for this as well!
It's a good thing i ended up with eye of judgement somehow...I wont need to buy a new ps eye.
sony's seems like it's the most useful for games.
I agree it looked very responsive imagine a God of War game using this.
Ps3 motion control is wiimote on steroid...is the perfection of the wiimote
My main problem with that is that you have to got a PlaystationEye. Couldn't they do a motion controller without PSeye? I know it's only a prototype, But just in a matter of consuming, the combo controller + PSeye would cost something around 40 and 60$, while Wiimote cost 20$. If they manage to do that motion controller without PSeye, that would be great. But right now it seems a bit rough.
The PSEYE is what tracks the little glowy ball and gives it it's accuracy. It'll end up being alot cheaper than Natal which is rumored to cost around $200
$200 for nadal is just silly, it doens't exactly makes uses of nonexisting hardware. $20 seems more realistic.
natal won't cost 200, that is more than the console itself if you actually believe that youre ignorant it isn't planned to launch for quite some time, it'll probably come bundled with some games, i say at most $70
...go compare the tracking speed and then see if you change your mind. If Natal's tracking speed doesn't improve, it will be useless (and, to me, Natal's accuracy didn't look all that hot, either -- judging by the water swishing during the Milo demo.) This Sony technology, however, looks like a great balance between speed and accuracy. And being able to track a virtual item onto the "handle" as precisely as seen here is something I doubt Natal will be able to do, either.
This is better than Natal for one reason this will work with normal hardcore games. Can anyone here trying to play forca by moving your hands and feet. Trust me the camera won't pick up the detail. But with this you can still use a controllers (modified) and the PS3 controller will function as a right analgue stick. Persoanlly I think it's the best out of the 3 and I'll explain Wiimote= Detects pointing at screen meaning not very good at turn, great for on the rails stuff. Natal= We need buttons, we seriously do for the reaction times and the amount of stuff current game games require. PS3 motion= Allows both a controller and stick which uses location detection not point at the screen detection this allows it to function as a right analogue but I wonder if sony will make it universal if they do natal will loose. Imagine playing COD 4 iwth it, turning quickly and being accurate. They should at shoulder buttons and a D-pad and have another controller with just the other shoulder buttons left anolgue and the rest, even better if it could function as normal controller to, so in other words it can be split.
WOW! look at how precise it is, much better then that new long ass camera thing that MS showed
Sony's motion tech seems like a midway point between Nintendo's Wiimote and MS's Natal. Hybridization, if you will.
it looks like a BUZZ controller to me. maybe that BUZZ controller did helped them how to design the PSMC, isn't it? anyways, Go SONY!
I was impressed by Natal and think it will work integrated with a controller, used more for character interaction. However Sony's looks the the all around best idea of the three, it seems like a lot of fun and u do need some sort of peripheral in ur hand I think vs just mimicking a sword or gun in the air. and yes def buttons seem necessary for shooters to me
its super sucks big time!..look like a kid toys with glowing colors..if i where sony i feel embarrass infront of natal motion controller
I love the tech specially how precise and responsive it is however they need a MUCH better looking case for it. Well the guy did stress that it's no the final look.
you need to be in good shape to beat the game swing and blocking. sword to body hit is so accurate.
Sorry but this is lame. Take your PS3 fanaticism away and be real. The same thing can be done on 360 Natal the funny part is can this do the same thing as Natal? NO CONTROL IN HAND.
This did look pretty fun but it seems to be an improved wiimote tbh. All it is, is two wiimotes with improved accuracy. probably end up like the wii, a stuipid gimmick. natal looks a lot more promising and fun because there are just so many more possibilities than two glorified wiimotes.
this is really REALLY awesome! the only thing i ask for is SUPPORT!!!!!!!! dont let it hang like the PS eye
Next year release plus you have to use it with the eyecamera. Sheez. Very disappointed. The Sixense controller which was demoed a year ago... http://sixense.com/ .... does all of this. The controller even looks amazing. Why the frack didn't Sony simply negotiate with the sixense developers to use and rebrand their remote as the new play-mote? They they could have announced the playmote as the new controller for release this year and fully usable with MAG and.... and BC with older games because the sixence operates in pairs and each controller retains the analog stick. Best E3 ever. Not this year. BTW. Project Natal is awesome but is not the immediate future of controllers but more an accessory. Also, MS was lucky when they saw the demo of Halo and the Mac World Convention, saw the potential of the game and bought out Bungie. Sony, should have seen the potential of this remote and work out a deal to bring it to the Ps3 asap instead of wasting money developing their own tech.
Wow! I never thought I was going to be interested in this technology but it Rocks!!!
When I first read about this, I was not very excited. I thought it was a stupid, gimmicky idea. However, watching that presentation has totally changed my mind. One thing they said stood out to me, and is what I think separates this from Natal - they said one of the things they learned from the EyeToy is that some applications need buttons. So very, very true.