Development Of Sony's New Motion Controller Began Years Ago

Microsoft is working on the human-body-controlled Project Natal. Nintendo has the Wii Remote. Sony, well, showed a new motion controller that will be out next spring. A new, nameless controller, that is.

Compared with Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, Sony Europe's Andrew House seemed much more non-fussed about the competition. I'm not unduly worried and I think the reason for that is that we've done a very good job with the PlayStation 3 as an overall value proposition without any motion control technology," said House.

Maybe it's the controller's long gestation period that has Sony relaxed? When asked how long the controller has been in development, I"t's been a while," the exec said. "If you want to track it back the team has been working on that since the days of the original EyeToy." For reference, the original EyeToy was first demonstrated back in 2002, going on sale the following year.

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