Sony: "Arc" Is Nothing More Than A "Rumored Code Name"
We're not entirely sure why everyone is obsessed over the name of Sony's new motion controller, but...they are. So, we have to do stories about it.
For some time, multiple sources have been saying the official name for this fancy new motion sensing technology will be "Arc," although Sony has never actually confirmed the name. During this time, the motion controller was delayed; it got pushed out of its intended launch date of "Spring 2010" and is currently scheduled to release this fall. But what will we call it when it arrives? VG247 reminds us that Sony registered the domain name, "PlayStationArc.com" last year and it was discovered last week, so "Arc" is looking more and more accurate. Then, during last night's third-quarter financial call, THQ CEO Brian Farrell actually called the motion controller by that very name, so we figured that's that...but not so fast. SCEA head man Patrick Seybold updated his Twitter page with this:
"No. We haven't announced the name of our Motion Controller. He referred to it as a rumored code name."
Yeah, we've heard that before, too; that "Arc" is just an internal code name for the motion technology. So maybe we're back to square one. But at the very least, we know Sony delayed the launch so as to get more software ready for the impending device; they say at least 10 compatible titles will be available this fall. We don't really care what it ends up being called; we just wanna try it.
2/4/2010 10:35:39 AM Ben Dutka