So, uh, Maybe I Was Wrong About the Playstation Move
I’ve ripped the Move in the past for hiding costs, saying that gamers will need more than just a single Move controller to do much with it. But I might have been wrong.
The US Playstation blog had a post today about the various bundles you can get, but those aren’t new. Where this blog post is relevant in that it really explains why the Move bundle only includes one controller.
“For the vast majority of PlayStation Move games, you can play with one motion controller when playing solo. There are some titles that give you the option to play single-player with one *or* two motion controllers if you would like, such as Sports Champions. It’s completely up to you. One title launching this fall that is an exception worth noting is The Fight: Lights Out, which requires two motion controllers to deliver the best possible experience, tracking both arms and your head with one-to-one precision.”
Furthermore, here’s a bit about the navigation controller that I found interesting:
The Playstation Move Navigation Controller is an optional add-on that brings directional buttons, an analog stick, and two face buttons into the PlayStation Move’s control scheme. The sleek Navigation Controller essentially replicates the left side of the DualShock 3 controller for familiar and natural control. At $29.99, we think it’s a wonderful supplement to the PlayStation Move platform, especially for games like Heavy Rain, where you control a character, but it’s not required for any of the PlayStation Move games. The DualShock 3 controller that came with your PS3 will let you do everything the Navigation Controller does in all PlayStation Move titles.
So there you go. My confusion stemmed from basically all Move demos using two Move controllers. So while I stand by my previous assertion that you’ll need to spend at least $150 to get the full experience, I’m happy to learn that there are legitimate options. I’m also happy to correct myself when I’m wrong, internet.