PS3 motion controller officially launched as the PlayStation Move

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The PS3’s motion control tech has been officially launched at GDC 2010. Long rumoured as the Arc controller, Sony’s new gear will now be known as the PlayStation Move controller.

Looking much like a Wiimote and Nunchuck, but with a wireless connection and a glowing ball on the end that the PlayStation Eye uses to pick up movement, the controller promises 1:1 accuracy between your movements and the action on screen.

Keen to show the controller wont be just a novelty party game toy, Sony kept the hardcore faithful happy by showing demos of the Socom and Little Big Planet series using the tech, among brand new IPs such as the beat em-up Motion Fighter and a brawler which seemed to show some sort of gladiatorial contest.

Sony are putting a lot of faith in their motion controller taking off, but is it little more than a Wii clone? The truth is in the testing, so we’ll let you know as soon as we get our sweaty mits on a Move controller.

Gerald Lynch