Last night at the Game Developer’s Conference, Sony finally spilled the beans regarding their motion-tracking controller, which has officially been dubbed the PlayStation Move. If the set-up above looks awfully familiar, well, it should. And despite numerous claims that it ain’t no Wii copycat, I have yet to be convinced.
Kotaku has a list to help establish it’s differentiating qualities, but most seem to be grasping at straws at best. Other than it doing a better job of keeping track of the controller when its not directly in front of the monitor, which to be honest, is nothing to sneeze at, it’s basically what we’ve all been used to for the past three or so years.
Why, check out the first slew of games to see what I mean. Here we have Sports Champions (place holder title, I’m certain). It’s basically Wii Sports/Wii Sports Resort, but in high res. Cuz, you know, those games were simply okay, but having 1080p graphics will finally make the concept finally gel:
Next is The Shoot, in which you point at the screen with your Move-mote like a gun. And once again, sorry, but seen that, done that:
Here’s Move Party. Basically, a collection of Eye Toy games, but for the current gen:
And here we have Sony’s take on You’re In The Movies, or what looks like it:
This fighting game, called Motion Fighter, looks to be the most interesting, but you just know that it won’t play as nearly as well as one would hope. But hey, I’ve been wrong before:
And finally there’s unnamed game (far as I know), which of everything shown thus far fir the Move, looks the most original and genuinely different:
Sorry to be so negative, but seriously, after all these time, the best that Sony can do is whip up a bunch of mini game collections? Again, it’s the Wii all over again, but in high definition! How boring. At least Microsoft was able to come up something different.
As for other details, well, various other companies have pledged their support, like Sega, Capcom, Konami, Square Enix, Namco Bandai, Activision, Ubisoft, and EA. Though whether they’ll indeed deliver in the end (and what) is a whole different thing. I’m still waiting for my Castlevania for the 32X. Actually, EA is porting over one of their old Wii Lord of The Rings games, so that’s one third part game right there! lol.
Various other first part games that everyone’s familiar with will be made Move compatible as well, including the recently revealed SOCOM 4 and LittleBigPlanet. And… that’s pretty much it? Other than it comes out this winter. Regarding how much it’s going to cost, that detail has yet to be revealed, but early rumors have pegged it around the $100 mark. Oy vey.