Sony: PS3 pad was not 'last minute'

11:15, Jun 2nd by Neil Long
SCEE president and CEO David Reeves has hit back at criticism of PS3's motion sensing controller, insisting that it has, in fact, been in development for over two years.
Despite claims to the contrary by senior figures at rival Nintendo, Reeves told MCV that Sony had been working on the controller long before details of the Wii controller were revealed at the Tokyo Games Show last year.

"We've had a positive reaction to the controller and obviously some people have asked if it's a last minute thing," said Reeves. "It's not - it's been planned for around two and a half years."

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VirtualGamer5838d ago

Future PlayStations to read hand gestures
By Matthew Broersma
Special to CNET

Published: December 1, 2003, 10:46 AM PST

Sony is planning to enable future versions of its PlayStation gaming console to recognize user gestures and even emotions, according to a company executive. The PlayStation 3 may also incorporate a motion sensor and camera add-on similar to Sony's EyeToy.

Ugly American5838d ago

That is some good stuff. Emotion recognizing. "Don't be sad, Billy, I am sure there will be another Ratchet and Clank when you are done with this one."