Sony’s Motion Controller Waves at Fall Release

Sony’s jump into the world of motion-control gameplay will land in the waggling arms of gamers this fall. In an announcement earlier today, Sony said the tentatively named Motion Controller will launch alongside an “extensive line-up of existing software titles.” It will also launch alongside Microsoft’s foray into motion-control, Project Natal.

“We have decided to release the Motion Controller in fall 2010 when we will be able to offer an exciting and varied line-up of software titles that will deliver the new entertainment experience to PS3 users, ” said Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “We will continue to work to have a comprehensive portfolio of attractive and innovative games for the Motion Controller, not only from SCE Worldwide Studios but also from the third party developers and publishers, whom we have been working closely with. We look forward to soon unveiling the exciting software line-up that further expands and defines the PS3 platform as the ultimate entertainment system for the home.”

Gamers should be aware, though, that in order to take advantage of the Motion Controller, they will need to already have access to the PlayStation Eye camera, which retails for $39.99.