The highly-anticipated motion controller for the PlayStation 3 has been given a name and vague release date by Sony.
Known as Move, the next generation peripheral, will be available to gamers in the UK in the autumn, which will place it in direct competition with Microsoft’s Natal motion controller for the Xbox 360 system.
It was also confirmed that the microphone-shaped device will also be accompanied by a sub-controller, which will handle precise character movement, like the Wii nunchuck.
Using the PlayStation Eye camera, the Move system will detect the precise movement, angle and position in 3D space of the motion controller.
This means that whether a person is swinging a golf-club or swishing a sword, the movements will be accurately read and transferred to the screen.
Microsoft’s Natal system will track body movements in 3D, meaning that a controller is not needed. It will also pick up facial expressions and detect change of emotion in a person’s voice to give an in-depth gaming experience.