'About 10' PS3 motion-control games planned for launch - Report

Japan's Nikkei news service says Sony is planning a mid-sized lineup to launch alongside its PlayStation Eye- and light wand-based system this fall.

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Last week, Sony announced that it had pushed back the launch of the PlayStation 3 Motion Controller to the fall from a previously announced spring launch. Commenting on the delay, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kaz Hirai implied that the reason for the delay was so that his company could finalize a robust launch lineup for the system, rumored to be called the "PlayStation Arc."

The PS3 Motion Controller will likely have at least 10 launch titles.

"We will continue to work to have a comprehensive portfolio of attractive and innovative games for the motion controller, not only from SCE Worldwide Studios but also from the third-party developers and publishers, whom we have been working closely with," explained Hirai.

Yesterday, a short article on the Tokyo-based Nikkei news service's English edition reported that "about 10" games will support the PS3 Motion Controller on day one. Though the article offered no further details, the expanded Japanese version of the same article said that "pet training games and other sports [titles]" would be amongst the system's launch lineup.

Nikkei did not reveal how many of the PS3 Motion Controller games would be from Sony or other publishers. To date, only two third-party publishers, Capcom and Electronic Arts, have announced support for the PS3 Motion Controller. Capcom has confirmed the Japan-only Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition will use the light wand- and PlayStation Eye camera-based control scheme. (The Western version of the Alternative Edition, March's Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, will not support the new technology.) The latter has not specified any titles, although a leaked EA Canada developer's resume indicated a PS3 Motion Controller-based edition of EA Sports Active is in development.

Discussion

61 comments
rnldrc
rnldrc

I'll surely get my eye back into the game and buy this motion controler xDD

MagicOneUp
MagicOneUp

10 games? why are they gouging the public again? should be 10 games on one disc free. but they are all going to be rubbish like their half arse sixaxis schemes.

wyan_
wyan_

It's too bad everyone has such a poisoned view of motion based gaming. First, I do agree with anyone who hates how poor the Wii's motion controller is, but both Microsoft and Sony will be offering motion controls that make major leaps over Nintendo's. In general, the Wii's crappy control can't allow any hardcore games to be made. It is a weak gimmick. On the other hand, Sony's new controller tracks you at 60 fps with 1:1 motion. That means precision with no lag. Imagine sword play in a game. The number of moves you could do with a motion controller like this are unlimited. When it comes to something like sword play, this will be more fun than using buttons guaranteed.

ricardo-sene
ricardo-sene

The question is: With the success of the Wii, will this new tech be focused in hardcore gaming? Being the game's industry just business for the executives, Sony definitely is thinking on all the money Nintendo won the past few years with his friendly-family plans...

Oozyrat
Oozyrat

The games are probably going to be Wii knock-offs just like the contoller itself.

Kilbot
Kilbot

I think in there they'll be a Playstation Sports just like Wii Sports.

immunis
immunis

I can't wait to get my hands on this technology as long as they have games that incorporate the shield/sword and archery concepts into a game, i mean that is pretty cool.

MarcjinJaume
MarcjinJaume

just develop a game like that sword and shield demo with online multiplayer and you have a really good start. But I think I'd need a stick to move around just like the wii has.

player_leo
player_leo

I wonder if these are 10 full games or 10 arcade games. All in all , I feel this is going to let people down

AlphaCommando
AlphaCommando

There's something about the name Arc that I like more than Natal and Wiimote.

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

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BigBossWato
BigBossWato

@mellow09 i never said it track body movement but where ever u move the controller it in turn move where u move unlike the wiimote where it only move to the position on the screne at which u point it at. so Theoretically speeching motion controller move where ever your body moves.

MEGA--X
MEGA--X

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MEGA--X
MEGA--X

personally, I think it's the best motion sensor xD The NatArc Wiimote xD Like in RPG games, Shooters, Damn strategy(C&C), Maybe even at driving (dunno about driving yet). Natal is good but like what cytheh said:"with natal, it's fun to drive just by mimicking a wheel. But comes to shooter game, i think it's impossible to mimic aiming at something." so ya I think Arc is the best for me.

zzamaro
zzamaro

i'm not interested about this anyway, but if they make something interesting with this thing...i'll think about it

OwnageGuy
OwnageGuy

I've played the wii and i have to say the motion controls for it are VERY glitchy. the ps3 wand's motion control seems way more fluid with actions than the wii.

lamprey263
lamprey263

does anybody really think this will make RE5 Alternative/Gold any better, you'll probably be pissed you bought it for that reason alone and go back to using your superior duel analogs

gnbfd
gnbfd

"Capcom has confirmed the Japan-only Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition will use the light wand- and PlayStation Eye camera-based control scheme. (The Western version of the Alternative Edition, March's Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, will not support the new technology.)" lolwat Capcom fail

OmegaGear
OmegaGear

How about God of War so we can spin around with our arms flailing like maniacs?

Jhoalot
Jhoalot

But if they develop a excellent tactical over the shoulder( third person) shooter they already have one person buying those magic wands.

Daxo90
Daxo90

O dear god I predict party games ... hope I am wrong

Jhoalot
Jhoalot

It have to be a very good Action or Shooter game to gain my money.

mellow09
mellow09

@Bigbosswato It tracks hand movements, not body movements. The wii's balance board uses pressure to track body movments. For example, you can stand on it, flap your arms (without controller) and the image will flap its arms, exactly as you flap your arms. Crouch, and it'll crouch, etc. That is far more advanced than this. Yup, this does track hand movement wonderfully. But they are behind both Microsoft and Nintendo in this tech.

hobotech64
hobotech64

Natal, Arc, Wii, whatever. Just give us our damn lightsaber game already! And I mean a good one!

Zartan3000
Zartan3000

I hope they make one of those dumb fitness games! My wife wants wii fit for ps3!

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

@mellow09 Have u seen the footage for the motion controller it does track movement it is based the same principals as a motion capture studio just miniaturized. i dont see how the motion controller is anywhere near the same as the wiimote.this look to be way more fluent when in motion where as the wiimote is lagy

UnknownForm
UnknownForm

I just hope that Sony ain't making those party games, like the ones on the Wii!!:P

cytheh
cytheh

@RY4N357 : Actually i think ps3 motion control is based on the cam too, it dectects the position of the wand (as natal detects your hand). the wand is more for the buttons. I mean both has its strength, maybe with natal, it's fun to drive just by mimicking a wheel. But comes to shooter game, i think it's impossible to mimic aiming at something.

RY4N357
RY4N357

The 360's Project Natal uses NO controller, just a motion sensor type camera. PS3 uses a motion controller just like the Wii does. I think Sony should've just created a new type of motion control technology that would be better than Natal.

npdewy
npdewy

@ryosashi natal could mean putting in those terrible tacked on things(like six axis) like where you have to like jump up and down really fast to defuse a bomb or those annoying things

mellow09
mellow09

This is cool, for sure, but it just isn't 'there'. Nintendo has realized that you need more than tracking hands, you need to track the body. Hence wii fit board, which is outstanding. Natal tracks voice, has full body movement, and has actual interface draw in world and use that. This is just a trigger and controller, nothing more than the wii came out with.

chronolzx
chronolzx

i say they should make a GOOD harry potter game, where they combine the bluetooth headset with the light wand in casting spells.

TheEldestGod
TheEldestGod

@OldstupidGeezer Crapware is to be expected with childish gimmicks such as these. What's even worse is it'll probably still sell at the $60 price point. Wii's games are still a bunch of crap, though. There's no denying that. :P

ryosashi
ryosashi

i have just as little faith in these games as i do in the Natal games. the one big diffrence is that Natal can be "half used" like as minor addtions to games while you use the controler (aka: point out squad movement, cover peeking..ect.) The PS3 motion will basicly have to just a be a better Wii, which the wii so far has been mostly a giant gimmick, where as natal atleast has a slight chance to be diffrent....but again, no faith in either (and yes i own all 3 systems)

lamprey263
lamprey263

hopefully they actually have 10 separate games line-up, it's going to suck really bad if those 10 games were really one Sony version of Wii Sports with 10 mini-games on it anyhow, still plan on using my two thumbs to play RE5

OldStupidGeezer
OldStupidGeezer

finally...fanboys will have to stop making fun of wii games. CAUSE ALL OF YOU WILL HAVE CRAPWARE VERY SOON

izmickey
izmickey

@Cetanu07 if you dont really care then why post at all? Its just a question. I agree that most of these games will probably not be all that good. Sony has to make something big happen in order for the ARC to be successful at launch.

Thrice8
Thrice8

it all sounds interesting but the first thing that comes to my mind is this: a stream of $60 games with slightly above average graphics and extremely shallow gameplay that are fun for a solid hour and then collect dust. i really hope someone develops something that is the equivalent of Wii sports for the PS3, that might get my interest.

baystatethrashr
baystatethrashr

10 mini-games does not count Sony, but thanks for trying.

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

10 games that either I will not care about or 10 games that are redone with motion control. Either way gamers lose because game companies are wasting resources that they could put toward developing new games.

Ghoulish_Visage
Ghoulish_Visage

I'm going to have to see something epic to buy into motion controls at all.

Flint247
Flint247

I really want to see how the PS3 motion-control games go. It might be interesting. o.o

tranzam383
tranzam383

there's a good possiblity of Wii gameplay with PS3 grafix. just the tech demos alone would be fun... but well have to wait and see.

PrimusTool
PrimusTool

Wait, is RE5 not getting motion support in the USA? I might reconsider buying the "Arc" if that's true.

mikemaj82
mikemaj82

wow, I remember when the game Lair came out..it got terrible ratings everywhere and everybody hated it because you could only use the motion control to play it. I had no problem with it and thought it was a great game. But now everybody can't wait for this motion control to come out...

ItsBriskBaby
ItsBriskBaby

@mikethechimp Well at least it's better then 10/10 that Natal will have.

Cetanu07
Cetanu07

dont really care personally