That includes the Move controller, the PlayStation Eye camera and a starter disc featuring demos. 36 third-party teams have been named.
Previously known as the 'PS3 Wand', then 'Gem', then 'Arc' and now finally we can call it PlayStation Move and move on (no pun intended). A number of bundle options will be available this autumn when it's scheduled to hit the shops.
You can nab a starter pack with the controller, camera and demo disc or you could go straight for a full console bundle. Sony will likely unveil more of the options for us lucky consumers nearer the time, as will blabber mouth online retailers.
The Move controller has some fancy features like a three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer and something called a terrestrial magnetic field sensor. Yes it sounds all very Star Trek, but we're assured this thing is actually the motion controller.
They have colour changing spheres on top to be tracked by the Eye camera, and they pack rumble support with an analogue trigger and some action buttons. A sub-controller (think Wii Nunchuk) is also being sold that adds extra functionality to Move.
Much like the PlayStation 3 Sixaxis and DualShock 3 pads, the Move controllers will be powered by a lithium-ion rechargeable battery that are internal, and will sync with the PS3 console via Bluetooth
Sony has announced 5 Move titles in their GDC press kit:
- Brunswick Pro Bowling - Motion Fighter (working title) - Move Party (working title) - Sliders (working title) - Sports Champions - TV SuperStars
- Motion Fighter (working title)
- Move Party (working title)
- Sliders (working title)
- Sports Champions
- TV SuperStars
Sony have promised they'll be launching "more than 20" games that use or support PlayStation Move by the time March 31st, 2011 gets here. So what do you think of the name, videogamer? Is 'PlayStation Move' wacky enough for you? I kind of liked 'Arc'...
PlayStation Move detailed by Sony, announces 5 Move titles at GDC
11 March 2010 | By Simon Priest