Posts Tagged PlayStation Move
Sixense unveiled its Razer Hydra at CES this year, which is a motion controller for the PC platform. This is good news for the industry as motion gaming will meet even broader audience.
Razar Hydra uses an electromagnetic field within a radius of 6 feet to detect the positions of the controllers in both hands, with millimeter accuracy. It also supports an analogue stick on each of the controllers. I had earlier written an article about how having an analogue stick on the Platstation Move controller would have been the right thing (in hopes of getting things right for PS4, of course, as there’s no way Move specs can change). Comments around the web concentrated on the fact that using analogue on the motion controller would be awkward, something which was repeated by Anton Mikhailov himself, and he also mentioned that it would come with added costs.
A new Move attachment is due out with the upcoming Killzone 3, in February simple called sharp shooter. This attachment will be a new gun that houses both move controller, and the navigation controller. It has supposedly been designed for both comfort and precision, with an adjustable stock, digital trigger, easy to reach buttons, and easy access to the navigation controller. The gun will have different firing modes a pump-action mode and a reload button, to help with different ways to play games. It will retail at $39.99, which for me seems pretty steep for an attachment. Wonder with these different attachments, and more FPS using the Move, will more people put down the controller and pick up the gun.
In addition to a Move attachment we will also be getting a new Dualshock 3 controller color called “Jungle Green”. It will be green on top and underneath the controller will still be black, as seen in the picture. Have to say I am not a big fan of the color green but this controller certainly looks better than my standard black ones. This will also be coming out in February with Killzone 3, retailing at $54.99. Still can’t believe the price on the controller have not went down, oh well what can we do. Hopefully they will do some kind of bundle with either the controller or the sharp shooter attachment.
Looking like the start of next year is going to be pretty big with LBP2, KZ3, etc… I’m certainly looking forward to it, better start saving.
Two months after it’s release Sony is reporting that sales of the PlayStation Move have reached over 4.1 million units worldwide. “The number not only shows clear success of the launch of the new motion sensing controller but also indicates positive momentum going in to the holiday season and to the year 2011.” states Sony. The 4.1 million figure does not include stand alone sales of the Navigation controller or the PlayStation Eye camera. Press Release
Not to long ago Swords and & Soliders hit the PSN, and according to the Co-Founder of Ronimo Games it has had a great response. This 2D sidescroller was first released on the Wii back in the Summer of 2009 and it’s nice to see that they are always looking to introduce players to a new experience. When the game first released several weeks ago it was only playable with the DualShock controller. I am happy to report that the team has released a patch making the game playable with the PlayStation MOVE. Those of you who played it on the Wii will probably enjoy this game a lot more now that the MOVE has been added, especially since the MOVE’s tracking is so much better.
The team, also did some tweaking to the three factions but most importantly they made the Vikings slightly stronger in the endgame and the Chinese slightly slower to start with. They are hoping that with this they will see more players take to the Vikings. It’s really nice to see the MOVE being incorporated into games and even that much better to see it put into games that can actually pull it off.
Remember Tosh’s review about Time Crisis: Razing Storm? And that pirate game that was included? Well guess what?!
Namco-Bandai announced that Deadstorm Pirates will be coming to the European PSN Store this month and will cost £15.99 / €19.99.