Sony's Motion Sensing Tech Can Extend To Most "Any Game"
It's hardly surprising to see all the big Sony executives in the news so soon after E3; they've still got a lot to talk about.
As for our host at Sony's E3 press conference, SCEA president Jack Tretton, he spoke more about the potential of their awesome new motion sensing technology. In an interview with CNBC, Tretton first spoke about the PSP Go and its comparisons to the iPhone ("we're a game system," he said), and then Tretton made a surprising comment concerning their new motion controller:
"Personally, it’s very difficult for me to perceive ‘God of War 3’ being played with the Wii controller. It’s a different experience that doesn’t lend itself to certain types of games. [But] I think our [motion] controller can be used with every game that’s on the system now — and every game we’re working on."
This could also mean that current games may be updated at a later date to support the new motion sensing technology, and that's an intriguing idea. From what we saw at the conference, the potential of that controller does seem almost limitless, even if we're not the biggest fans of motion sensing. Can you imagine using something like that with God of War III...? Oh, and Tretton did talk about the possibility of a price cut for the PlayStation 3, but he said quite simply that they "won't be pressured." He added:
"I can’t remember a day that people who have no stake in the profitability of our company have not called for a price cut. I think everybody but us would love to see it given away for free."
Okay, we'll admit it; we can laugh at ourselves as journalists. From his standpoint, it must really seem like there's a continual, never-ending outcry for a sales cut on every last PlayStation console since the original launched almost 14 years ago. Well, guess that's just the nature of the business.
6/11/2009 Ben Dutka