PS3 motion controller different to Wii, says Peter Moore

Peter Moore has said that the forthcoming PlayStation 3 motion controller (Sphere, Gem, Arc, whatever) is “a different experience” to Wii.

Despite being a motion controller wand, just like the Wii remote, the head of EA Sports believes that the underlying technology requires a whole new approach. “It’s a different experience than Wii and we’re watching it with great interest,” he told CVG.

Moore also confirmed that EA already have sports titles in development for the platform. “As you might imagine, we’re working on stuff – in particular on what sports can bring to it.”

“One thing we’ve learnt with the Wii is that we can afford [to spend time on building bespoke games],” he continued. “The two that stand out in terms of authentic sports motion on Wii are golf and tennis. If you can capture that motion, that brings the game to life in a very unique way. We’re looking at how we bring that sports credibility and authenticity to life with Sony’s new platform.”