At its GDC keynote today, Sony finally officially revealed its answer to Microsoft's Project Natal
: the PlayStation Move
. The inelegantly named motion controller will launch in three packages, starting with a standalone controller. Next up is a starter kit with the PlayStation Move, PlayStation Eye, and an unnamed game for under $100. The most expensive will include a PlayStation 3 console, the Move, and the Eye.
The Move's design is identical to the one mocked some weeks back
, and the glowing "orb"
will be available in
can change between four colors. It also has a companion sub-controller with a directional pad and analog stick to provide additional control for menus or games -- kind of like the Nintendo Wii's Nunchuk.
Sony demonstrated the Move with a range of sports titles, including archery, table tennis, and golf, which will be sold as "Sports Champions" -- again, kind of like Wii Sports Resort. Sony also showed it in action with the SOCOM 4 beta, and LittleBigPlanet.
The PlayStation Move should land on shelves alongside Microsoft's Project Natal
this fall. It isn't clear how many Move-compatible games will be available at launch, but Sony says virtually every third-party publisher plans to create games for the motion controller.