E3: Sony previews Move and 3D
Sony has a twin focus for the event. Not only was it showing off its motion controller Move, it was also giving 3D games a good airing.
I have to admit, I wasn’t sure how I’d take to Move. It doesn’t quite ditch the controller the way Kinect does, but it’s far more responsive than the Wii. After a stint with Socom though, I’m a little hooked.
The trigger button on the back of the controller is used to fire, you aim with the Move controller and zoom with the large button on the front. It works really well, although I imagine it’ll get tiring after a while.
Sony also showed off some family friendly games, inclusing one that makes you a TV star and puts your face on to a player (for the record, it looks a little creepy).
It’s difficult to compare Move and Kinect, in terms of which is better though; they’re both different but both very good at what they do.
The 3D gaming was interesting to see. We got a demo of KillZone 3, and Crysis 2 will be coming to PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in 3D too. During Sony’s event, we got to see a preview of what will be available in 3D, and it was impressive to watch. The fast movement between games did make my eyes go a little funny though.
It will be interesting to see how 3D gaming pans out. They games are certainly more immersive when they’re in 3D, which while certainly good from a gaming experience point of view, may cause some concern in others. Shooting targets in KillZone 3 gets some blood splatter effects on the screen, which teamed with the 3D can be a little disturbing as you’re playing.
Judging by the audience reaction – we were in the ‘whoopers’ section, apparently – KillZone 3 will be a big one for Sony. It’s not released until next year, but here’s the unedited 2D trailer for the game. It contains some of the aforementioned blood and general war-driven violence. I winced.