Move gets Sharp Shooter shell

Sony introduces rifle-like attachment designed for use in shooters like Killzone 3; $40 peripheral to launch in February alongside Guerrilla Games' anticipated title.

When Killzone 3 is launched February 22, the Guerrilla Games first-person shooter will be used to highlight a number of Sony's recent PlayStation 3 initiatives. In addition to featuring stereoscopic 3D technology and support for the Move motion-sensing controller, the game will be used to showcase the new Move Sharp Shooter add-on.

Finally! A peripheral for your peripherals.

Similar to Nintendo's Wii Zapper, the $40 Move Sharp Shooter holds the primary Move controller and its Navigation sub-controller in a rifle-like configuration. (Sony has already released the Move Shooting Attachment, a pistol-like shell that holds the Move controller for arcade-style shooters but makes no allowances for the Navigation controller.) The Sharp Shooter will be compatible with existing games like Time Crisis: Razing Storm, as well as upcoming titles including SOCOM 4: US Navy SEALs and Dead Space: Extraction.

For Killzone fans who prefer traditional control schemes, Sony is also releasing a new DualShock 3 color in February. The Jungle Green controller will sell for $55 and feature a green front and black backing.

For more on Killzone 3, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Lable1985
Lable1985

---SnakePiston--- That would be awesome good sir!

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will try to use the sharp shooter circuitry to fit in my old airsoft M4 :P hope it will fit with som modifications :)

syangan
syangan

if it has good reviews,definitely got my money on it on feb!

aniMAXXX
aniMAXXX

Have you played Counter Strike... ever thought it would be a great cheat if can use Light gun shoot and target immediately then crosshair? I somewhat got an opposite feeling about this. But not concluding till I hands-on Also hope it does not break balance between controller players vs Move players.

nickito14
nickito14

that...looks...AWESOME! but make it in different colors sony.

Karratti
Karratti

Make it black - Then I'll think about it. Well, actually, make it worthwhile, and then I'll think about it. If it's also in black.

RadicalToenail
RadicalToenail

@Virtual_Erkan If you want to argue that point, Sony introduced Move-like technology before Wii was unveiled. Check it out: youtube.com/watch?v=JbSzmRt7HhQ

Sure, it looks like crap, but the basic idea behind Move is there. It accurately tracks the ball. All Sony did was add another layer or two of tracking. And it's safe to assume they were moving in that direction before they released that tech video.

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

Atleast it's a proper size unlike the tiny tiny zapper

TPSISO9000
TPSISO9000

$40 for a toy gun to snap my controllers into? Have the controllers built in, ok; but $40 for a PS version of the Zapper! Some third party company will match this for half that before it ever hits here and they'll still be collecting dust on the back shelves at TRU and Wal-Mart.

Ps3--GaMeR
Ps3--GaMeR

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Psychokillaz
Psychokillaz

Virtual actually Nintendo released this 25 years ago with Duck Hunt. That does not mean that it is not new & improved. Move is what the Wii remote should have been

Psychokillaz
Psychokillaz

Duck Hunt 2k10! I'm 31 & I thought Move & Kinect are stupid. Although I would never buy a Kinect due to not wanting to dance or pretend to hold a gun or wheel. That is just stupid. Move was fun in store playing ping pong & now with this gun attachment I think that shooters could be fun to play with it. Great job by releasing stuff that appeals to the older generation of gamers. I might just buy Move afterall

Virtual_Erkan
Virtual_Erkan

So what's unique with PS Move? Nintendo introduced this technology 5 years ago. Good morning Sony!

firstclassgamer
firstclassgamer

only people who dont know about motion controling and howit takes away from acutual gaming buy crap like "move" and "kinect" if i want to move and get allsweaty ill go out side and ride my bike for christ sake the Wii is all need

106473
106473

Hah it has a sight rail lol

Kid2812
Kid2812

If it comes in red then i'll be buying the PS Move with the Nav and Sharpshoter shell plus killzone 3. If i can get the money (which is £133.30) but i dont think i can.

VengeVS
VengeVS

@buying1999 Everyone is merely copying Sony in your philosophy, as they invented the analog stick in addition to a few other standards of this industry.

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@ohjtbehaaave I wouldn't say that, Move works in some games better than DS3, while in some games it doesn't. Although, I agree with you, they should've added Move support as some DLC, instead of delaying the game back for it.

ohjtbehaaave
ohjtbehaaave

Am I the only one who hates that Socom has been delayed forever to include 'Move' controls? Socom is a 3rd person shooter first of all... and using 'Move' controls will totally give an advantage over those using a regular controller. I bet they ruined Socom 4 by FORCE FEEDING 'Move' into the game. It would have been perfect without 'Move'... and out by now!

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

$40.00 is a bit much, should have some shooting game with it. Point Blank perhaps. or a bundle with sub controler for $60.00 dollars. FOR $40.00 alone I would want additional vibration when I pull the trigger.

Skargamer
Skargamer

I so knew this was gonna come, but it looks pretty damn cool! :shock:

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

$40? It better come with the Nav controller too.

Flint247
Flint247

A Kevin Butler commercial with this shell would be funny. xD

borotos
borotos

this is why I always go with sony and playstation!! :D

runstalker
runstalker

There's no denying you can see yourself capping fools w/ this accessory in a FPS. At first glance, it seems it may generate slight shoulder/wrist strain over extended time as users hold it upright and aim, but it's smartly designed with a military-style arm rest and lower-stress angled stock. Pretty tight accessory.

Custodian405
Custodian405

At first i was like ಠ_ಠ but than i saw the controller on the bottom there. for a second there i thought they were going on rails shooter with K3.

tyco_ex
tyco_ex

@PixelAddict : There are videos that explain the tech a lot better than I can... but basically, the camera uses geometry to detect your distance from the camera based on how large/small the sphere appears to it.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

I'm intrigued, but why does the Move controller HAVE to look like a sno-cone???

kratos-lll
kratos-lll

i just saw how this works on " now playing killzone 3" and im soo getting it, its pure amazing! for those who thinks its a waste or wat not, go check it out!

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@buying1999 Butthurt fanboy much?

buying1999
buying1999

This looks just like the Wii gun attachment I bought for my 4 year old. Oh ain't the blue ball thingy on the end of the gun purrty? PS3HDWii, it only does copying Wii gain and again. On and don't forget dropped frames, tearing, reduced resolutions.

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@TTDog You obviously haven't watched many E3s back then. It was originally going to be a PS2 EyeToy add. - EyeToy coming out 2003 and 'Move' (had a different name back then) sometime later. See this? Click me

RunRickyRun
RunRickyRun

I can't wait, this looks awesome. Should work great for MAG too. If it doesn't come in black I'll just take it apart and paint it. Tip for others planning to do the same make sure you use the special Krylon paint that bonds to plastic. It is about $6 bucks a can but definitely worth it as I've used it extensively in custom building some killer gaming PCs and the clients have always been realy impressed with the outcome.

TTDog
TTDog

Move in development since 2001... keep eating them "special" mushrooms that Sony keep shovelling out with the horse crap. If Sony had been working on it that long they'd have made damn sure everyone knew about it way before now.

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

Old news.. again. @Phazevariance FYI: PS Move has been in research since 2001 - way before Wii was even released.

diesil
diesil

it shall be called the lightbulb gun lol

mikees1
mikees1

WASDPwned, obviously a ps3 fanboy! Microsofts controller is just fine thanx. i wouldnt swap it for any of the others.

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

Wii? oh wait, this is for the Sony WiiStation.

zequex
zequex

@warhawk-geeby Technically you could use this to peripheral with Kinect too. It can track objects.

TTDog
TTDog

And they still claim Move isn't a rip off of the Wii-Mote?

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Just as an addition to this comment.. Move 1 Kinect 0.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I can see someone getting hit in the face when I need to melee with this baby. Either that or I'll break my TV. Can't wait!!

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

It's much cooler than the existing gun attachment that came out earlier. :P

sabas10
sabas10

Looks pretty cool, as the trigger, slider and buttons on the rifle really work. At least this isn't some plastic toy, this is a real controller. And also very nice design. I'm surely gonna try this out when Killzone 3 and SOCOM 4 are released.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

cool but why on earth is it white? black playstation, black controllers, black move controllers hold on ive got a brilliant idea lets make an awesome gun attachment for the move!! and lets make it white!!! fail...