The Game Developers Conference finally got underway today. The biggest topic for discussion was The PlayStation Move, which is now the official name for Sony’s new motion-sensor controller. There were approximately 5 million games demonstrated that show off how cool the controller is.
Or maybe I should say controllers, because we now see the device comes with two parts: a controller, and a wirelessly-connected nunchuck. The controller has a bright neon sensor ball on the end, so the PS3 will be able to locate where it is at all times. This will allow for more precise, fully-3D movement. It is all highly technical, and it also looks somewhat ridiculous.
There were ten or so different games that you could play using the Move, and I would give you my hands-on impressions, only I wasn’t there because I was at home watching Days of our Lives. Thirty-six companies have already pledged to support this peripheral, and over twenty games that use the Move will be released within one year from now. It costs “under $100” and will be released in Australia this spring. Isn’t it spring already, though?
Final Thoughts on the PlayStation Move: Sony is making a “move” on Nintendo. Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas!
Other topics of interest are…
- The release date for Rock Band: Green Day was officially announced. It’s June 8th. You might remember that we covered that story a few weeks ago.
- The release date for OnLive (June 17) is fast approaching, and they showed off how cool they are.
- Nicole finally made a reappearance on Days of our Lives, after a few months of being off the show. She’s still in jail, and today, we got to see her get in a fight with her cellmate.
- One of the Microsoft people gave a lecture on how they’re designing Fable III. I don’t know about this series, but the screenshots were pretty awesome.
- Previews of Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse were shown.
- And also, there was video footage of the new Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands game, along with much hooplah about how it is done in the “classic” Prince of Persia style. It seems a little too early to treat the Sands games as clasics, seeing as they only made one PoP game between the last Sands game and now, but everyone is still super-excited.
More things are going to happen on Day Four of GDC. Most likely, the mysteriously-quiet Nintendo will make its appearance.