'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.
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.

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