Playstation Move officially gets a price and release date.
Sony demonstrated the device and revealed its pricing during their E3 Conference yesterday.
Peter Dille, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Playstation Network at Sony Computer Entertainment America, said that Move appeals to gamers at any level:
Of course, Playstation Move will offer great casual and family games, but Playstation Move also introduces new level of precision that allows us to create new gaming experiences that won’t just appeal to casual fans but appeal to core gamers as well. Really for the first time in motion gaming, core gamers will have something they’ll find both challenging and rewarding.
The motion control device Move uses a combination of the Playstation Eye camera and the Move controller to play games. The controller sends signals to the PS3 while the PS Eye tracks the controller.
The controllers also have buttons, a feature Sony stresses is critical to accuracy and precision and sets the Move apart from other motion gaming devices.
According to Dille, Blu-ray allows developers to put the regular and Move versions of the game on the same disc.
Playstation Move launches Sept. 19th in North America, Sept. 15th in Europe, and Oct. 21st in Japan.
Dille also said that between 15-20 titles will be available for the Move at launch, and 40 by the holiday season.
- $49.99 for motion controller
- $29.99 for Navigation Controller
- $99.99 for Sports Champions Move bundle: Sports Champions game, motion controller, and Playstation Eye
- $399.99 for system bundle: PS3 system, Playstation Eye, motion controller, and Sports Champions
- $39.99for first-party Playstation Move games
According to Joystiq, here’s some Move-specific games:
- Heroes on the Move-featuring characters from the Ratchet & Clank, Jak & Daxter, and Sly Cooper franchises
- The Fight: Lights Out
- Sports Champions
- The Shoot
Games with Move support:
- Killzone 3
- Socom 4
- Time Crisis: Razing Storm
- Sly Cooper Collection
- Singstar Dance
- Little Big Planet 2
- NBA 2K11
According to Dille, games like Heavy Rain, Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2011 will be getting patches to allow for Move compatibility.
Here’s a demonstration of the Move game Sorcery:
[photo by Chris Weeks / Associated Press]