Sony’s motion controller, PlayStation Move, is touted as the most precise motion controller on the market with true 1:1 motion tracking, while Microsoft’s motion technology, Kinect – which was previously known as Natal – takes a different approach with their technology by having no controller whatsoever. Now, a tech expert claims that the PlayStation Move is indeed more precise than Kinect.
BBC technology expert, Rory Cellan-Jones, said:
I was not quite convinced that Microsoft’s technology would deliver for hard-core gamers. It seemed to work well on fun Wii-like games where you didn’t need too much precision – I’m not so sure how whether it would deliver on a first-person shooter.
He continued when comparing the PlayStation Move to Kinect:
I’ve had a go on Sony’s Move motion control system, which is unveiled on Tuesday. Sony’s solution is much less radical. It has retained the controller, now adorned with glowing spheres which interact with a sensor unit on the television.
This makes the whole experience less physical than with Kinect, but it also delivers a lot more precision. Sony showed us a table tennis game which seemed to mimic the real thing much more closely than I have seen elsewhere.
The PlayStation Move will be showcased at Sony’s press conference tomorrow so expect more information regarding the motion controller come Tuesday.