JAPANESE GAMES VENDOR Sony has announced a PS Move gun to please the first person shooter (FPS) fraggerati.
Sales of PS Move have been surprisingly stronger than expected, though there has been some contention over how Sony reported the data. Some say Sony gave out the number of units shipped to retailers rather than bought by consumers. However, Sony has a nifty killer peripheral up its sleeve for FPS frag-fests that will probably whack the numbers up even more.
Sony expects to sell a bundle of copies of its PS3 game Killzone 3, in February next year, so launching its PS Move Sharp Shooter with that title is a sensible move.
The gun is designed to house the motion controller and navigation controller. This means punters should have full control over aiming, moving and all controls required to play the game. Sony claims the buttons are easily accessible and the gun has a responsive digital trigger, adjustable shoulder stock and easy access to the navigation controller.
There are several firing modes that replicate the kind of gun you'll be using in game so you can set it up for pump action kick back and there's a hardwired reload button.
The PS Move Sharp Shooter was also designed to work in conjunction with another Sony PS3 game, SOCOM 4. We have more faith in the gun working well with SOCOM 4 than Killzone 3.
Zipper Interactive is developing SOCOM 4 from the ground up to be compatible with the PS Move gun. But Guerrilla games has retro-engineered its Killzone 3 game. That's not to say it will be bad, and it might be better than the list of 'other' compatible games coming out.
The PS Move Sharp Shooter will cost $39.99 when it comes out on the same date as Killzone 3 in February. µ
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