Andrew House, the newly appointed CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has delved into questions regarding the PlayStation 3 motion controller which was announced at E3 this year. When asked about the controller he said:
"What we had at the E3 showing was very forward facing technology, a firm date for launch which is important as it gives us a good lead time to assemble the right sorts of content to take advantage of it. And we demonstrated a very tangible sense of how this will translate into gaming experiences. And those are three critical things."
By "firm launch date" he is taking an obvious jab at Natal, which has a tentative release date of late 2010. He went on to say:
"The final point I would make is that it's stunningly accurate in terms of the way it tracks movement. That sounds like an incremental step in terms of motion technology, but it's a huge one in terms of saying 'now it's arrived' and it's really going to change the way we think about how we play games."
House also stated that the technology has been in-development since the EyeToy days and re-confirmed that the controller will be releasing next Spring.