E3 has come around again so soon (it appears), or am I just getting older? Bah, humbug. Anyhow, after Sony’s kitchen-sink-approach to keynotes and surprises I’ll only highlight in brief a few items that have piqued my interest:
Speaking of the devil, the Move has finally been priced and dated which ‘moves’ it out of the vapourware category. Should be an interesting direction to take the PS3, but who exactly is it aimed at? If it’s mainly children, then they’ve already got the Wii, and for parents the Wii is a heck of a lot cheaper. This concerns me.
I’ll qualify the above with a caveat though: the PlayStation has the best tech in this area now. Way more accurate (1:1 tracking) than anything the Wii can offer with better graphics and sound to boot, and more tactile than the Xbox 360’s Project Natal Kinect product. I’m sorry, but waving your arms about can be hit and miss whilst gaming whether you’re a seasoned gamer or a casual one. That’s just the way it is.
The graphics should be spectacular, and it has support for PlayStation Move.
3D gaming has arrived
This isn’t really a big deal for me, as I don’t buy into the whole 3D spiel just yet. However I can’t argue with the fact that this is potentially another exciting avenue for the PS3 (and gaming in general) to be going down.