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Sony GDC: More on Move

The PlayStation Move will be out later this year and will sell for under 100 bucks. Also, Sony's answer to Wii Sports revealed!


Peter Dille
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Here's more from Sony's GDC press conference.

Peter Dille, Sony's senior vice president of marketing and PlayStation Network, took to the stage second at the company's GDC press conference to cover some details on Sony's upcoming motion controller, PlayStation Move.

The Move will be released in multiple configurations.

  • Controller-only for users that already own a PlayStation Eye
  • PlayStation Move Starter Kit: A PS Eye, a controller, and a game.
  • PlayStation 3 Bundle: All of above, plus a PS3.

The starter kit is going to sell for under $100. A "PlayStation Move Sub-Controller" will also be available. SOCOM 4 will work with this add-on controller. It's... you know... a Nunchuk.  
  
Dille then introduced Scott Rodhe, VP of product development at Sony's Worldwide Studios to discuss specifics. They first showed a game called Sports Champions, which sounds like a minigame compiliation, as they went on to show a sub-mode called Gladiator Duel. This showed a sword-and-shield gladiator battle that takes place from a behind-the-back perspective. This uses two motion controllers at the same time.

Sports Champions, which is looking more and more like Sony's answer to Wii Sports, also has a table tennis game. It's hard to get a good feel for it from the video feed, but it appears to be pretty natural.

Move Party is another minigame collection, but it looks a lot more like the EyeToy games of old by showing a video feed of the player on-screen. But instead of just flipping out with your body to play the games, it'll track the Move controller for painting, fly-swatting, haircutting, and the like.

LittleBigPlanet will receive an update that adds Move controller support to the game. The demo shown is a two-player mode, but instead of two sack people, one player uses the Motion controller to grab and manipulate specific materials to create bridges and solve puzzles. EyePet will also be available in some form of Move-enabled state this holiday season. 
 
Motion Fighters is a bare-knuckle, one-on-one fighting game that reads two Move controllers as you beat the crap out of another guy from a behind-the-back perspective. Spinning backfists, uppercuts, headlocks, and other moves are all possible. Looks like a workout.    
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Wii 2.0


no thanks, I got a wii already

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@Willy105 said:
" Looks like the (new) current generation war is finally going to start. "
I don't think this or Natal will change anything. Both being add ons with (initially at least) very limited game support, I just don't see them catching on especially this late in the cycle.
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Lot of heated debate going on here... I'm just gonna wade into the middle... there we go
 
 Sony is ape-ing the Wii.
If this stuff was original then it would be great. But instead all we are getting is a HD Wii.
And if the price is as estimated the full pack will retail for £350.
Is a casual gamer really gonna put down an addtional £350 after already buying a Wii and four controllers, god knows how many sports packs etc.
The only way this thing will actually sell is if it is substantially better than the Wii. Not just a little. Not just HD.
And 1:1 control? Dont make me laugh. No game can ever support 1:1 control.
Just look at the Wii Motion-Plus. It isnt quite 1:1 and yet people complained it made golf too accurate. How would 1:1 control help this? If I wanted to suck at golf I'd go to the driving range!
 
So I'm sorry Sony but unless you pull some really interesting software out of your bag this thing aint gonna fly

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@jmrwacko said:
" @Cristoflanga said:
" This is kind of sad. I trusted PS3 as non-corruptible source of real games. "
I thought PS3 was more a non-corruptible source of interactive movies and cutscene compilations, honestly. Really, how much of Metal Gear Solid 4 is actually spent playing, compared to watching cutscenes? "

Great, let's use the same example from 2008 and consider it relevant in 2010. Awesome. Uncharted 2, Ratchet, Killzone 2, inFamous and LittleBigPlanet are a real fuckfest of cutscenes, seriously.
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I'm glad they added a nunchuck, I thought they'd force you to hold a sixaxis controller in your other hand, def gonna get this, the games mentioned here may be pretty generic but I'm sure there'll be some awesome games using this controller
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Wow these comments make me consider to stop reading the forums. This site sadly seems to be turning into site full of fanboys screaming at each other, just like gamefaqs. But that is the case for almost all video game communities. If you guys want people to take video games seriously, you have to stop being the sheep you are and grow up. Because of all the sites I read video game sites are always the worst.

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The Wii is popular.  A competitor tries to cash in on the concept. 
 
Sounds like Business 101 to me.

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@VinceNotVance said:
Socom with motion controls?
Yeah, it's a shame. I was kinda excited about SOCOM4 - not so much anymore.
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It's a cycle:
- Nintendo puts Analog in its n64 Controller, Sony followed a short while after with 2 Analogs in its PS Controller, Dual Analog
- NIntendo adds Rumble to its Controller with the Rumble Pack, Sony added 2 rumbles in its controller and called it the Dual Shock
- Nintendo puts Mii in the Wii, Sony came up with Home after
- Nintendo bring the Motion Controller, Sony came up with the same stuff 3-4 years after (at least Microsoft does something a little bit different with Natal)
 It will be similar to the Wii, with better graphics and optional.

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Very underwhelming.  Then again, it is motion controls.

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I WANNA BE ABLE TO KICK IN MOTION FIGHTER!!!!

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" Unlike the Wii, this is all completely optional. Everyone needs to stop acting like Sony pissed in their HD Corn Flakes. "
 
but who wants this option?

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@Lies:@Ragdrazi:@Olivaw: 
 
Lawl. I was right. I said that "I bet the Giantbomb guys say basically what I've been saying in the next podcast" and what happens? Boom, in the Day 1 GDC podcast they basically say that they think all the derision and hate for Move is a shame. That all the comparisons to the Wii like it's a bad thing is a shame. That this has a ton of potential, and is WAAAAY better then the Wii. Jeff even finishes the podcast by saying that his favorite thing from Day 1 was the Playstation Move.
 
All of that is basically what I've been saying to you haters. That Move will do just fine, that it has tons of potential, and that it's way better then the Wii. Giantbomb guys agree with me, and basically said "shame on you" to all you naysayers. Honestly, why can't you all just sit back and say that it has potential, and wait for the outcome? That's all there is to do at this point. You people that are hating on it, and immediately saying that it's going to fail... That's nonsense. You don't know. There is no way that you can know. It's just a waiting game now. You're just wasting your breath with all your sensationalistic naysaying.
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@MAST:  I'm sorry. Are you a child? Do you honestly need the opinion of four guys you don't know to validate your own? That's pathetic.
 
Again, the valid opinion that has been offered is that it doesn't matter how accurate Move is. Hardcore gamers don't want it, and causal gamers have the Wii and that's all they want. Those aren't contestable points.
 
I don't care what four guys I don't know think. I know what I think. Maybe you should try coming up with opinions of your own Mast. You might find that it makes you seem less like a pathetic fanboy waste.
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@Renegade said:
" @Hitchenson said:
" SOCOM looked odd with motion sensor controls. "
Looked like playing a shooter on the...um...what's it called? That Nintendo console...oh right the Wii!   Motion controls have been done, why is Sony trying to make it seem like it's a new thing? This is just motion plus on another console. "
no it isn't though.  
i mean yeah its the same idea, but they have delivered something far more capable than even motion plus.  
couple that with ps3 power and the door opens to far more ideas. 
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@TwoOneFive said:
" @Renegade said:
" @Hitchenson said:
" SOCOM looked odd with motion sensor controls. "
Looked like playing a shooter on the...um...what's it called? That Nintendo console...oh right the Wii!   Motion controls have been done, why is Sony trying to make it seem like it's a new thing? This is just motion plus on another console. "
no it isn't though.  i mean yeah its the same idea, but they have delivered something far more capable than even motion plus.  couple that with ps3 power and the door opens to far more ideas.  "
Ideas that are based on a core concept that no one wants.
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minority report, dammit! [tech demo from the engadget show earlier today 03.20.10] 
 
not sure if this has been said but the dual shock 3 can be used in place of the sub controller