It’s Official: PS3 Motion Controller Is PlayStation Arc [UPDATE]

by Ernice Gilbert on February 3rd, 2010, under Playstation 3, Sony, THQ

We’ve just learnt from a tweet sent out by Geoff Keighley, that the PS3 motion controller is not officially named “Arc” and that it’s just a codename being used.

Original story: A few months ago, THQ declared its support for Microsoft’s Project Natal and now, the company has announced plans to support the PS3 motion controller.

Company CEO Brian Farell, as part of the publisher’s October-December earnings report, said his company is developing at least one game for Sony’s motion device when it’s made available this fall.

“Like most new platforms, we want to be there at launch,” the CEO said, but what’s interesting, he repeatedly referred to the motion device as PlayStation Arc.

It’s basically a confirmation since people in Farell’s position usually have insider information, especially if their studio is working on titles for the device.

What do you think about the name?

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  1. Wed, 3rd Feb 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I don’t know how I feel on name yet I can see where they are going with the arc meaning making a motion in the shape of an arc but I can’t say I hate it or love it although it is a little better than the gem not much but a little. I’m loooking foward to testing it out and seeing how responsive it is compared to wii and Natal. What I am not hearing from Sony is it going to work without the eyetoy because last time I read about it the arc needed the eyetoy to function because the eyetoy sensed the light on the wand for a refrence point to sense the shift in motion. Looking foward to hearing full specs on the arc soon.

  2. Thu, 4th Feb 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Im really interested in this. After seeing alittle of it from watchin E3 I think they will have some pretty cool games for it…i hope. Hell, their Eye Toy has been out now for awhile and besides afew things in the Playstation store to download for it theirs really not alot of stuff thats come out for it. I hope they support this new wand controller with more software then what they did for the PS Eye.

    • Thu, 4th Feb 2010 at 10:06 pm

      It’s my belief that although motion controllers are not suited for every game, there’s great fun to be had with some motion-enabled titles.

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