EA Sports: Watching PS3 Motion Controller "With Great Interest"
Sony's new motion sensing technology has been delayed until the fall, but that's because they want to have plenty of software when the "Arc" is released.
One of the companies that should have a title or two that supports this fresh motion technology is EA. According to a recent CVG interview featuring EA Sports boss Peter Moore, we learn that EA has been examining the new motion controller for the PS3 with "great interest." Not surprisingly, Moore wants to see what they can do with it from a sports perspective, although you can bet other EA studios are checking out "Arc" for other genres. Perhaps the biggest question some consumers has is, "how is it different from the Wii?" Well, those who have seen this thing in action are well aware of the obvious differences; said Moore:
"I've seen the technology working. I think it's going to be a great complement to what's out there. Sony will put their collective technology and marketing might behind it. It's a different experience than Wii and we're watching it with great interest. As you might imagine, we're working on stuff - in particular on what sports can bring to it."
Of course, Wii Sports was a launch title for Nintendo's platform that focuses on motion control, and it's logical to associate any physical "motion" with sports and other active hobbies. This is a given, but we're a little more interested to see how the motion controller will be implemented in different ways; with action/adventure titles, for instance. Oh, and we're putting "Arc" in parentheses because that's not the official name; it's just the "internal code word" for the device. It's just a lot easier to type than "PlayStation 3 Motion Controller."
2/8/2010 10:16:46 AM Ben Dutka