DevelopMag writes: "SCEE's head of developer services Kish Hirani will be giving the coding keynote at this year's Develop conference - and he'll be giving much more detail on Sony's new motion controller debuted at E3."
Why don't they make those balls into cubes? I think they would look a lot better.
I think it will change but the I think the spheres are needed for sensor to work: This is just a hunch but the motion sensor works because the playstation eyetoy is able to read the angle of the light itself and not because the controller is just being turned. If that is the case the sphere would make for a far more smoother transition when bending/ turning the controller unlike a cube which could very easily hamper the motion controller because it is a more rigid design. Thats just my view but like they said at E3, its a prototype model at the moment.
If it offers true 1:1 ratio of motion capture then I could care less if it looks like a giant shlong. Make it work then worry about the looks. Heck, the Wii Motion Plus with rubber grip makes the Wii-Mote look like a girls best friend so who cares if the PS3 controller has a ball on the end of it.
I like balls.
"If it offers true 1:1 ratio of motion capture then I could care less if it looks like a giant shlong." Funny enough, that is exactly what I thought it was when I looked at the image above. Seriously though, I have high hopes for that wand.
Thank God I'm not seeing schlong in everything I look at. Some of you should talk to a therapist about that.
@Cajun Chicken I believe it is because the PlayStation Eye reads the diameter of the sphere. The closer the controller is to the camera, more pixels are filled up and the sensor determines it is closer. The light allows the sphere to be uniformly illuminated so the camera always picks up a constant signal. If the controller had some other kind of polyhedron on the front, the camera no longer has such a simple identifier to judge distance. It must factor the angle of the device and the shape of the light source. The simplicity of the current design might be part of the reason why it works so well.
it would be cool if there was a full mocap suit to jump around in. A new singstar special edition to let you be in the music video would be kick azz! Oh...the eye can only see two balls. Unless you had like 20 cameras all around you, my idea wont work. Sorry.
or they could make it a semicircle? but I think they went with the ball design because the PSEye finds it easier to track, they'er probably going to make the ball smaller.
hopefully they announce the name for this motion controller
Its called Playstation Wand.
ive been calling it the DualMotion, sounds right to me.
I call it the PS3mote or DS3mote
I've been calling it the "New Axis"
Brace yourselves... Gloves. Spherical, lightweight, lite-up, CHEAP, Boxing Gloves. See where I'm going with this?
Are you thinking what Sony has thought of a couple years back? The PS3 Glove?
But think WAY cheaper. Basically just imagine putting a ball that the PSeye can track over your hands. It would be easy to produce and give us a real 1:1 boxing game. Can you see it? I recently had to reinstall windows on my pc and have yet to put photoshop back on it. Otherwise I'd give ya a quick mock up.
please tell me thats not the same sorta analogue stick as the psp one, looks similar
Sony has struck both MS and Nintendo hard. This new game changing device will be the turning point of motion tech.
its not more advancded than natal but its much much more useful for gaming
i love how people think natal is advanced it isnt motion capture has been around for years just not implemented into games except for making animations
tracking algorithm after the ball is much easy to create than others objects.
I'm betting they are working on it to get it looking nice an not over size or have a hug light ball of doom (My making bugs come to your PS3 an some people might be blinded by it, so please as your Doc if PS Control is right for you)
Does it do ball in a cup..hehe
oh no that kid dropped his ball, but that's ok because the ball is on a string that is attached to the cup lol...
the same type of ball's that they use to track the motion of the actors for computer games. If you've ever watch how they do it they have people all in black with white balls all over them so they can capture the full body movements of the actors. If you want it to have 1:1 ratio of motion you need the ball.
So, Agent or GTA 5 first;).
@blackcanary I never thought about it like that, it makes alot of sense
Looking forward to seeing what software they can come up with to go with the 'wands', the E3 demo showed some very interesting possibilities and includeing buttons/analogue stick on them means you can have complex interaction with the game. Personally I like the balls would be cool if they glowed !
In the words of immortal Beavis : BOOOOIIINNGGG!!!
Looks like people will have a ball with this tech!
about what Quantic Dream will be doing with Heavy Rain now that's its a 2010 title for everywhere except EU I think. They could polish the game and add the motion controls between now and release.
...just wondering, cause there's something else devs can bltch about
If the controller ends up being pretty much a separated dual shock, with the glowy balls on the end, I'll be on board. Having the analogue control plus motion support = kick ass FPS.
allthough it does look good i dont think it will save the ps3 this gen as its image from the halcyon days of ps1/2 has been seriously tarnished and the fickle joe public has moved on to wii and the 360 espicially in the worlds number1 market the usa.i think this is a last roll of the dice for playstation to regain its former glory combined with a hefty price cut and sonys achilies heel marketing it has an outside chance of success but i think its too little too late.next gen sony will have to have all the peices from THE BEGINNING
i think it comes down to what is more useful and ps3 motion seems to have that down buy a mile and to be the first out of M$ and Sony to get out the gate with this will be a really good thing for them. just as long as they dont alienate the hardcore community and target casual games. but with my hard drive space and my friends and girlfriend love for the wii. Ps3 could be taking the only position in my living room.
I'm ok with this design. Probably not pretty (specially with purple glowing lights) but the joystick grip will probably feel better than the remote grip in Wiimote. The ball can get smaller I guess. I see the potential in those motion controls, but I still don't care. So far, much thanks to Wii, I didn't have seen why this kind of control is more worthy my time than my usual pads.
Now I'm getting excited. If they keep this design, these things will kick major arse. Imagine playing Killzone 2 with this...
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