Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Sony’s long-awaited response to the Nintedo Wii remote has finally arrived in New Zealand, after many long months of waiting.
The Sony PlayStation Move can be used to play games that involve sports and other movements. It’s expected that up to 30 games will offer support for the Move by this time next year.
The devices uses accelerometers, gyrometers and magnetometers to track the user’s movement. The coloured bulb on the end of the Move also works with the PlayStation Eye to further refine accuracy and responsiveness.
The colour of the bulb can be customised by game developers and the shade can even change to better communicate with the PlayStation Eye - for example, if you’re playing in a room with blue furnishings, the shade will change to something different. Up to four Move controllers can be used with the Sony PlayStation 3 at one time.
As well as motion control, Sony has also equipped the Move with the typical physical buttons for gameplay as well as a trigger button on the bottom plus the PS Home button. Physically, it’s comfortable to hold and play with - something of a must if you’re given to gaming for long stretches of time.
Also excellent is the Move’s motion control capabilities, which are arguably better than that of its Nintendo rival. Unfortunately, the package is let down by the small selection of game titles available on launch, although as mentioned above, this is expected to increase in the coming months.