PS4 controller's enhanced motion-sensing feature does not make it a MOVE replacement, says Sony

Though it’s confirmed that the PlayStation 4 controller will feature motion-sensing, it will not be a replacement for PlayStation MOVE.

Vice President of Sony Worldwide Studios Europe, Michael Denny has said that the Dualshock 4 will not have the array of features that PlayStation Move has, so the latter will continue to be the controller of choice for motion-sensing games.

Referring to the motion-sensing feature implemented into Dualshock 4, Denny said: “The feature you’re talking about is the light bar and how that may interact with the camera. Obviously the new 3D stereo camera and HD feed [will] be a lot better with AR aspects, and it can track the light source clearly in 3D so there are going to be features possible in a motion sense there. And obviously the DualShock 4 has improved SixAxis motion sensing so motion gaming is possible with the new controller”.

MOVE therefore will continue to be marketed as a separate controller that enhances the motion-sensing experience, while the same feature on the Dualshock 4 will simply give developers more choice while creating their games and allow for more creativity.

For more information on the PlayStation 4 controller check out the feature – PS4 Controller: What’s new, what’s different, what’s the same?


A gamer since the days of the ZX Spectrum, Steven Williamson now works as General Manager for PSU. He's supposed to be managing, but if you're reading this, it means he's dipped into editorial again. Follow @steven_gamer
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