Rumours of Sony’s upcoming motion
controller – like the Wii-mote – have been confirmed as
being dubbed the PlayStation Arc now that the company has registered
PlayStationarc.com. A recent article by BBC, indicates that the new
device will drop between September and December this year, with ready-to-play
While video game developers strive
tirelessly to make games more realistic, the controller is a constant
reminder of the game being just that. Microsoft and PlayStation however, are tending to this problem by
developing motion-control systems which use video cameras, microphones
and sensors for player and console interface. Such a system will overtake
Nintendo’s Wii-mote and wand which still requires that the player
Motion detection, such as that being
used by the game developers, will see users interact with the video
games without a device. Kicking and jumping may be detected via motion
sensors, making games even more realistic. Yet much is being kept under
wraps about those developments.
What Sony has announced is the wireless
wand-like device, whose motion is tracked by a camera connected to the
PS3 console. The Arc will be able to used as required – whether it
be a sword, tennis racquet or arm.
The device too is being kept quiet
until its Christmas release, so everything until then will be speculation
and rumour. Pictures of the device can be seen on T3’s site .