Sony's PS3 wand hits with "range" of first and third-party content

Spring 2010 looks to be Sony's season for motion-control as it gives a pep talk to developers, and it'll be arriving with a full entourage when it does.

The wands will have force feedback rumble and compliment PlayStation Eye's built-in microphone, which is to include voice recognition. An Eye camera can track up to four wands.

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Blackcanary3798d ago (Edited 3798d ago )

Happy to hear that it will use the built in microphone on the PS EYE and that the ability to be able to use the dual shock 3 as a shield sounds great so in away you will only need one SMC.

Also hearing that that they've all ready got 1st party and 3rd party support makes me think that GOW3 might use it if so that's great i'm really looking forward to this even more hearing this little bit of news good job Sony <(^o^)>

Syronicus3798d ago

The one motion control that offers true 1:1 ratio of motion capture will be the one form of motion control I will have and use... And from the looks of it, Sony's delivers. Sorry, but even after seeing Natal on Jimmy's show, I could not help but feel it lagged behind and I have reservations against not having a controller with buttons in my hand while playing games. Utilizing both controllers and motion control just seems to be the best way to go.

king dong33797d ago

for the last two years, fanboys from both sides of the fence have been moaning about the wii and it's gimmicky control!

now all of a sudden sony and microsoft have their own versions, both sets off fanboys are now claiming that theirs iz tehzz bezztzzz.

i didnt buy my ps3/360 to play motion controls, i got my wii for that!

fanboys are annoying!!!!!

Syronicus3797d ago

Maybe, just maybe the folks here that sound like they are in anticipation of the new controls are not part of that fanboy crowd you speak of... I can say that the Wii controller is not a true 1:1 ratio controller and though it is nice, it is not for me. With Wii Motion Plus, maybe but from the looks of it, Sony is the only one ont he way to a true 1:1 ratio and if it is, then it will definitely get some of my cash. If not, then I will pass on that as well.

Rainstorm813797d ago (Edited 3797d ago )

i agree and disagree. the Wii's motion and PS motion /Natal are completely different not to mention they are powered by systems 10 times as powerful as the Wii. I'll never buy a rehash/relaunch console (Gamecube + motion = Wii) where as Sony and MS can possibly show us where motion control is supposed to be. Id much rather motion on the PS3/360 then i still get all of my great hardcore games, where as with the Wii its more casual.

Sony bow and arrow tech demo looked better than any bow and arrow games on Wii (including Zelda...... sorry )Sony and MS can get past tons of shovelware + with PSN/XBL we could get good content for real next gen motion.

EDit: True 1:1 controls are not a gimmick its true motion. Waggle is a gimmick, false motion to simulate control.

cmrbe3797d ago

The difference is these motion controllers will be used for hardcore games as well. The biggest issue with the wii is not the motion controller itself but rather the lack of current hardcore games it supports.

ChozenWoan3797d ago

The biggest problem with Wiimotes is that they use waggle triggers. waggling the remote functions more like a button than an interpretation of your motion. Sony's system will translate into 1:1 motion transference into the game. This enables more realistic sword fighting, tennis swings, as well as the most realistic Tiger Woods you could ever play without going to the coarse. In the demo, you will notice that the motions can even be used to realistically control the movement of a whip or a ball and chain, something no other system has even thought about doing.

I just hope Lucas Arts was one of the first devs to get this so we can begin our jedi/sith training Nov 2010.

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ExgamerLegends23798d ago

After rewatching the demo, I seen the pseye tracking Anton's fingers in the sword and shield part. I originallly thought the soldier's body reacted based on the position of the wands. Was the pseye tracking parts of Anton's body AND the wands at the same time???

Uncharted 2_Goty20093798d ago

Full body motion tracking aswell?? Killer app confirmed.

Parapraxis3798d ago

Yep they were ExgamerLegends2, notice how he went to one knee at the end of the archery demo and the avatar did so as well.

Qui-Gon Jim3797d ago

If it were doing that you can bet Sony would have made a point of saying that the tech is in there. When he knelt down, the camera detected the CONTROLLERS moving down and the "game" then knew to make the character kneel.

Parapraxis3797d ago (Edited 3797d ago )

Qui-Gon Jim,
PS Eye does body tracking.

Qui-Gon Jim3797d ago

Yes, the PSEye CAN do full body tracking, but what i meant was that it can't do the 3D tracking. It could detect your fingers moving if the running software was looking for it, but it is not going to be able to tell if your finger is moving toward or away from the screen, just that your finger is changing size. It detects motion in 2D space only, the motion controller is tracked in 3D by measuring its "apparent size."

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Uncharted 2_Goty20093798d ago

This will be big for Sony. Those wands will be perfect for attracting little kids.

Blackcanary3798d ago (Edited 3798d ago )

you can say that again.

phosphor1123798d ago

And its pointing at you


xabmol3798d ago

Look at you, only an hour old. Awww... =]

Heads up guys another Troll has been born.

Blackcanary3798d ago (Edited 3798d ago )

Guys what he means is that lot of kids will want this. this has got nothing to do about being a Pedo you lot are so rude. I don't think he is trolling.

DelbertGrady3798d ago

I wish I had a wand to play with when I was 9. lol!

Mr_Bun3798d ago (Edited 3798d ago )

But now you get to use natal to play with milo who is 9, lol!!!

xabmol3798d ago

His other account is Conviction_GoTy_2009 were he plays the part of a 360 fanboy.

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Ninver3798d ago (Edited 3798d ago )

If advertised properly, Sony could very well reap the benefits for achieving perfection of both the hardcore and casual market.

Get your wa....oh i mean get your wand on people.

morkendo3798d ago (Edited 3798d ago )

hope the final product look better than the photo wand it look like a pink ice cream on a black cone LOL .... step right up kiddies get your strawberry oops pink wand

Blackcanary3798d ago

Well no matter what they do they need the White ball which is the thing that looks pink for full motion control i think its called.

Does ball's are the same ball's they put on the actors when they film the body movements for the characters movements in computer games that's what makes it so precise sorry about any spelling mistakes

danfry3798d ago

It's only a prototype at this stage. Hopefully Sony will also add some kind of analogue stick or dpad to it.

Qui-Gon Jim3797d ago

That's how it tracks up to four of them. Color changes can also be used as an indicator of sorts (in the demo it turns red to shoot a fireball).

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