Motion control, while used before, is a prominent feature this generation. Nintendo’s emphasis on motion control and their wholesale ingurgitation of the casual market has meant that its competitors (whether they’d like to brand themselves as such or not) have reason to believe they have to follow suit. Rumours of Microsoft incorporating motion controls in the 360 have been circulating for years.
Sony’s PS3 of course already has rudimentary motion control – but reports from the inner sanctums of the internet indicate that Sony bigwigs may feel that its half-arsed waggle just isn’t enough. Seems that details of an LED-based system of motion control are surfacing and that if the internet ninjas are correct, will be demonstrated at this year’s E3.
I’m still of the opinion that motion control is this generation’s white elephant – It’s applied usefulness is still out of proportion to how it’s generally tacked-on and counter-intuitive.
Source : 1up
Last Updated: May 4, 2009