Rumor: Sony's PS3 Motion Controller Named PlayStation Arc
Update: Despite THQ CEO Brian Farrell recently calling it Arc, according to Geoff Keighley's Tweet, to quote: "FYI I'm hearing Arc is NOT the name of the Sony Motion Controller, but a code name." However, Sony has registered the Arc trademark in Japan.
Today VG247.com (linked above) reports that according to a concrete source speaking under conditions of strict anonymity Sony's PS3 Motion Controller will be named PlayStation Arc, of which a domain has also been registered in the same name at PlayStationArc.com.
This news comes just over a month after the previous rumor that the PlayStation 3 Motion Controller was dubbed Gem, which ended up being an early code name for the product.
To quote: "The company is now saying its Motion Controller - the official name thus far - will release "this year": global boss Kaz Hirai had previously claimed it would be out this March.
The Motion Controller consists of one or two wand devices, each topped with a trackable ball. It works with PSEye.
We've contacted Sony for comment."
SCEE replied as expected: "We don't comment on rumor or speculation."
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I can't wait to try these...
But I don't really like the name "Arc". I didn't like "Gem" either ^^
I guess I'll have to find a pet name for it... Any ideas?
"Arc" does lack a little something doesn't it?
Wait, we need the PSEye to make it work? Damn.
The name does seem a bit unimaginative, but Arc for some reason sounds better than Gem. I actually think of Killzone 2 with Arc. But at least they didn't call it The Rod.
So anyone know when this is gonna be released?
I would call it the PS3 Mote ... Nah... does not really make much sense what its name is... anything worse then Nathal (for 360) will be hardly impossible.
Games line-up for Sony's motion controller (from G4TV):
- Ape Escape
- Echochrome (v2)
- Sing and Draw
- Machi Suberi
- Champions of Time
- Motion Party
- The Shoot
Updated titles include:
- Hustle King
- High Velocity Bolwing
- super stardust HD (motion control AND 3d would be awesome!)
- red alert 3
- savage moon
Hopefully they wouldnt think of using a motion controler for a 3rd person zombie survival game