Sony Talks PlayStation Move's Games, SOCOM 4, Third Party Support and Its
Written Wednesday, March 10, 2010 By Dan WebbView author's profile
On stage at GDC, after announcing the name and the rough price of their PlayStation Move device, Sony got on to what is essentially going to make or break the device... the games.
The games showed on stage consisted of:
"Sports Champions" which consists of a Table Tennis and a Gladiator Duel - one on one arena combat - title amongst others. It sounds like this is the free game with the starter kit.
Move Party - the demo on stage showed them playing a series of casual mini games that saw them swatting flies, colouring in shapes, cutting hair in a wacky barbershop and guiding dropping hens into a nest with a fan.
LittleBigPlanet - the device was used to help navigate a path for another player who was using a controller - it basically looked like a glorified grab tool here.
EyePet - the video showed a group of younglings scrawling various objects on-screen, which then sprang to life as an in-game object for your EyePet to interact with. Cool - y'know...for kids!
Motion Fighters - a one on one, HD version of something like Wii Boxing, but with a fight club vibe. A lot grittier with dirty moves included as well. Not as responsive as the other games by the looks of it.
In addition to those games, Sony also announced the Sub Controller which has an analogue stick on it and is designed to be used with genres like... the shooter. On that note Sony announced that SOCOM 4 will also be playable all the way through with the PlayStation Move.
The Zipper team also showed a good chunk of gameplay of the title using Move, but how it reacts is hard to tell from watching a demo.
Sony also announced that "virtually all" third party publishers are working on titles for the PlayStation Move; a list that included Activision, SEGA, Capcom, Ubisoft, EA, Square Enix, Warner and more.