PS3 Motion Controller Is Named "Arc?"
We know Sony's new motion sensing technology is set to release this year, but we still have no idea what it's called.
Saying "Sony's motion sensing technology" over and over again is just plain tedious and my keyboard hates it. Therefore, we've been wondering when Sony might lift the veil on the name, which everyone has guessed at ever since last year's E3 when the nifty system went on display. But according to VG247, they have it on "good authority" that the PS3 motion controller will be named, "Arc." At one time, it was once called "Gem" (which makes almost no sense whatsoever), but that was only an internal code name. This controller features two wand-like, Wii-like pieces, each of which is topped with a tracking device in the shape of a ball...it's why people have been calling it the "ice cream cone controller." It's fully compatible with the PlayStation Eye and its potential and capability may be unrivaled; we're not the biggest fans of motion sensing, but this could be very special. And if it really is called "Arc," that'll help a great deal in the future when we go to write articles like this. Three letters in a title? That's a space saver!
Anyway, "Arc" should be released this year, and we're just guessing at a late-Spring or early-Summer launch. Not surprisingly, SCEE says they "don't comment on rumor and speculation."
1/19/2010 10:34:59 AM Ben Dutka