Sony: Move was ahead of its time but will be revived by Project Morpheus

Ben Parfitt
Sony: Move was ahead of its time but will be revived by Project Morpheus

It doesn’t look like Sony intends to release any motion controlled games in the near future, but PlayStation Move may yet have its day.

The motion controller had by the end of 2012 sold in the region of 15m units – which isn’t bad considering PS3 sales stand at around 80m units.

But it’s fair to say there was never a hit Move-exclusive title and the death of motion gaming – demonstrated by the rapid decline of Wii, the non-start of Wii U and Microsoft’s decision to axe Kinect – seemed to spell an end to Move’s prospects.

Now Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida told Pocket Lint that’s unlikely to change in the near future. However, the more distant future, in which virtual reality could be a big feature, is a very different story.

"Motion gaming was a big thing but, like with social games, dance games, music or guitar games, I don’t think there’s a lot of appetite for another motion game at this moment," he said.

"However, what we are realising ourselves is that PS Move was a bit ahead of its time – a precise and accurate 3D input device. We were very excited about the possibility of using 3D positional tracking to make games, but it’s really hard to do so with a regular 2D screen.

"So now we are realising that when we do Project Morpheus the one thing you want to do immediately is interact with an object in virtual space, and the one way to do that is that you need a 3D positioning input device, like PS Move."

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