Sony: We dismissed motion camera tech

In a not-so-thinly veiled attack on Microsoft’s Natal camera, Sony’s R&D boss Richard Marks has claimed that the PlayStation Platform holder rejected similar technology for its PS3 motion update.

We tried a lot of different 3D cameras,” Marks told The Engadget Show, as spotted by VG247.

We worked closely with our game teams at what it would enable, and it enabled making the things we already did with EyeToy more robust, but it didn’t really enable as many new experiences as what we were hoping it would enable

So it made the things we were already able to do a little bit more robust – which is good – but it adds a lot of cost and it didn’t enable some of the other experiences we wanted to achieve.”

Of course, in the end Sony opted for a Wii-like dual-wand configuration for its PS3 motion tech, the PlayStation Move.

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