PlayStation’s motion controller is reportedly moving its title from Arc to Move, in a trademark switch-a-roo.
Sony has registered PlayStation Move in Europe, which could potentially be the final name of the PlayStation 3′s imminent motion control solution. In our previous articles on the technology we’ve used its in-development name PlayStation Arc, which was also registered in Japan not that long ago.
PlayStation Move was registered yesterday in Europe alongside a description reading; “Game controllers for consumer video game consoles for use with an external display screen or monitor and attachment devices,” which means that it’s likely that the name is in reference to a new controller. The only new PlayStation controller we can think of is Sony’s motion controller, which is rumoured to come with a wireless Wand and an optional ‘nunchuck’.
What’s slightly confusing is that the logo included in this article’s title image was also submitted in the trademark application, which correct us if we’re wrong, looks much more like an ‘A’ than an ‘M’. Perhaps the controllers will jointly be known as PlayStation Arc, but the PS3′s motion-controlled games will be under the heading of PlayStation Move titles? Who knows.
We got in touch with Sony to find out what the monkeys was going on, but we were told that we’ll find out soon. And indeed we will, as Sony’s GDC press conference starts in under half and hour.
Source: NeoGAF via The Network
[UPDATE] – Sony has confirmed at their GDC pres conference that the motion controller will be named PlayStation Move. The starter pack, including the PlayStation Eye, the controller and a game for under $100. Sports Champions is one such title, including a number of games (think Wii Sports) in the package, such as Gladiator Duel fighting and table tennis.
[UPDATE 2] - The optional ‘nunchuck’ controller is known as the PlayStation Move ‘sub-controller’…catchy. You’ll be able to play through SOCOM 4 from start to finish with the PlayStation Move controller and its sub-controller.