After a whole bunch of rumours flew around the net earlier this year regarding a PS3 motion controller, nothing was ever shown or seen of the remote and what it was capable.
But now we have something special to show you. A company by the name of “Sixense” has put on a presentation showing the capabilities of the remote that they have been working on and the results are astounding to say the least.
This new technology far outperforms that of the Nintendo Wii in terms of accuracy and usability and some of the demo’s that the developer showed off really opened my eyes to exactly what can be done with a remote like this as well as how easy it could actually be to make a fully immersive experience with something like that of a third person shooter.
Don’t believe me? Check out this video and especially take note of how the developer makes use of cover in a mock-up paintball game around the 2 minute mark and tell me that integrating something like that into a hardcore shooter wouldn’t make it a ton of fun.
More information as well as the full videos, after the jump.
Due to the controller being so accurate and being able to allow body movement (unlike an accelerometer-based controller that always has a centre point), the developer is able to properly take cover behind a wall by crouching and then stick out the side to shoot at his targets.
Although I am not entirely sure if Sony even has any official involvement in this project, they had better jump on this fast because I am sure that Microsoft sees the same potential that I do and we all know that they are very quick to throw money at something that they want.
I didn’t really think that a more accurate motion controller would ever get me excited but after seeing this and realising the potential, I can’t wait to see what gets done with it.
Am I insane for thinking that this is really cool or do a lot of you out there agree with me? Let us know in the comments.
Here is the 2 part video showing the full presentation:
source: Playstation Lifestyle
Last Updated: November 27, 2008