Sony pushes release of PS3 motion controls to fall

Sony Computer Entertainment says they will release motion controllers for the PlayStation 3 this fall, delaying a tentative spring launch.

In a statement released early this morning, Sony says the postponement will give the company more time to lay out a complementary software lineup.

“We have decided to release the motion controller in fall 2010 when we will be able to offer an exciting and varied line-up of software titles that will deliver the new entertainment experience to PS3 users, ” said Kaz Hirai, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, in a statement. “We will continue to work to have a comprehensive portfolio of attractive and innovative games for the motion controller, not only from SCE worldwide studios but also from the third party developers and publishers, whom we have been working closely with.”

Sony has boasted the controller, which will be used in conjunction with the PlayStation Eye camera, can detect natural hand movement and reflect precise actions within motion-capable games.

Sony will face some stiff competition in the motion control market, currently dominated by Nintendo, which released the Wii 2006. Later this year, Microsoft will release its own motion device, Project Natal, which won’t require any controllers.

Readers, looking forward to motion controls on PS3?

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