Sony is certain that console videogame lovers want to be more immersed than ever in big, bold on-screen adventures. The Japanese electronics and entertainment giant is backing its belief with blockbuster 3D titles, motion-based controls, and a Sharp Shooter faux assault rifle which players can use to pick off in-game enemies.
“We see it as the holy grail of gaming,” Sony spokesman Al de Leon told AFP in a PlayStation Lounge set up at the South By Southwest Interactive festival this week in Texas. “To be completely immersed in the gaming experience whether it is visually with the addition of 3D or physically with PlayStation Move you are getting a realistic experience.”
Sony has sold more than 4.1 million Move accessories for PlayStation 3 (PS3) consoles since the motion-sensing controls hit the market in September of last year. The Sharp Shooter accessory — a plastic rifle that holds Move wands — launched in the United States and Europe in February with the global release of a “Killzone 3” shooter game playable in 3D.
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