Confirming the rumours following yesterday's leaked trademark filing, Sony have officially revealed the "Move" the long expected motion controller for the PlayStation 3 - revealing the name of the device at the 2010 Game Developers Confernce today in San Francisco.
The device appears to be much the same as the wii-remote with a glowing coloured globe on the end that cooperates with the PlayStation Eye camera to interpret the player's position and movements. Demonstrations included using two Move controllers in tandem in a combat game (working title: Motion Fighter), a Wii-sports style game (Sports Champions) with very fluid movement as well as a custom build of Little Big Planet where one player uses the regular PS3 controller as the sackboy character and the other uses the Move control to manipulate objects in the environment.
Finally, they demonstrated a PlayStation move "sub-controller", a septate device that works in tandem with the move and features more input buttons. The third person shooter SOCOM 4 was demonstrated using the move to aim the crosshair and the sub-controller to move the character, change weapons etc. SOCOM 4 is promised to be playable from start to finish with the PlayStation Move.
"Every third party publisher is on-board"; many games in development at third parties for the Move.
Update: Official details can now be found here in Sony's Press Release
, along with an assortment of photos in this image gallery
The GDC 2010 Reveal promotional video can now be found here on AusGamers