Arguably the biggest surprise to arise from Sony’s E3 conference was the announcement of a new motion sensing controller, which almost felt like a direct retaliation to Microsoft’s Project Natal which was revealed just the day before Sony’s showing.
An extended video demonstration of this tasty technology can be found after the break.
Utilising the Playstation Eye camera (about time that got put to good use), the Playstation Motion Controler uses motion sensing technology on a level that is ”closer to real-life than anything you’ve ever seen,” according to SCEA’s Jack Tretton, and movements of the controller are captured for “true one-to-one tracking”. Sony were keen to show off various tech demos, including drawing, sports (move over Wii Sports?) and even first person shooting.
There was no denying that the technology on show was indeed very impressive, and an indication that motion based gaming is really starting to evolve even further.
The Playstation Motion Controller is due to be released by 2010. Each real time demonstration of the prototype model can be viewed below: