SOCOM 4 gets a Move on

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Today’s news is all about Sony’s motion-controller, now called Move. This post isn’t going to change that. Zipper Interactive’s recently announced Socom 4 for the PS3 will have full Move support – but it raises the question of whether motion control is a suitable input method for what’s a pretty core online shooter.

The announced Move sub-controller – a much less catchy name than Nunchuk – will control the players movement, with the Love Move Wand controlling the player’s reticule. Thankfully for fans of controls of a more traditional input method can still use the good ol’ DS3 – and hands-on previews report that that’s probably the preferred method.

I’m glad Sony are actually trying to appease the “core” market – everything we’ve seen from Microsoft’s Natal so far smacks of “casual,” but I don;t think Socom 4 is the core game to get me waggling though. Footage from GDC after the jump. Let us know what you think.

Video courtesy of IGN.

Last Updated: March 11, 2010

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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