Previously expected this spring, more accurately in March according to Sega’s meeting notes, Sony has announced today that they’re planning on releasing their tentatively named Motion Controller in fall 2010 instead. According to SCE President and Group CEO Kaz Hirai, the fall release for the controller was picked so they’ll be able to offer “an exciting and varied line-up of software titles” to go with it.
“We will continue to work to have a comprehensive portfolio of attractive and innovative games for the Motion Controller,” Hirai says in the release announcing the new launch window, “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 expand and define the PS3 platform as the ultimate entertainment system for the home.”
So it’s looking more and more like both Project Natal — recently dated for a holiday 2010 release — and the Sony controller could get their final names, release dates and prices announced at E3 2010 this summer. Hopefully.