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Why the Hell is PlayStation Move Back?

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chris-littlechild - September 3, 2016

  As we’ve said before here at Ego gaming HQ, Nintendo have themselves a reputation. Not the family friendly, sun-shines-out-of-everyone’s-assholes one, the other one. Of always innovating, dropping whacked-out new consoles and peripherals that seem utterly nutty at first. 

Sometimes they are, of course. The Virtual Boy should never have been allowed to freaking exist, whether in this universe or any of the many parallel ones that surround us (which is a thing, according to Doctor Who). It’s now on the great landfill of history, buried under used condoms, diapers and shady looking hypodermic needles. When Nintendo get it right, though, they do it in style.

Their industry rivals got in on all kinds of tech, once these guys popularised it. Touchscreens and motion controls are two of the more obvious examples. While everyone and their 90-year-old arthritic grandma was playing Wii Sports, nobody was paying too much attention to Kinect or PlayStation Move. Mostly because they were both pretty ass. Still, for better or worse, the Move’s back, coming in a double pack for PlayStation VR.

This is coming from Australia’s Press Start, so it’s not yet confirmed whether the rest of the world is also being treated to this bad boy. But what a sad loss it would be if it wasn’t. The dumbass looking Move ‘wand thing,’ possibly the same version as the old PS3 model, possibly not, coming at us in a pack of two. It may sound like a cash-in, but it sounds as though these things will be an important part of the PS VR experience.

‘Whilst not required for PSVR titles, The move controllers will bring the best experience whilst playing VR titles that will utilise control,’ quoth Sony’s PR spiel.  ‘For example, Batman: Arkham VR can be played without Move controllers, however you would be holding DualShock Controllers in each hand so the PS4 camera could see the light bar for the movement of each hand.’

You see your PS4 controller over there on the side? Go pick it up. Now imagine having one in each hand and waving them around. ‘No thanks, I’d look like a ridiculous asshole,’ I hear you saying. Yes, Ego-friend, yes you would.

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