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If Sony isn’t going to showcase or announce the PlayStation 4 at E3 2012 this summer as they claim, and with the Vita already released, what newness are they going to focus on? The answer is motion controls.

But we already have the PlayStation Move, right? Sort of. It’s there but the games are not. And that changes this year with a few “big” unannounced move-centric releases that will be shown off at E3.

This PlayStation Move was first unveiled in the summer of 2009 and later released in September of 2010. In the year and a half since, Sony admitted they weren’t going to fund marketing efforts comparable to Microsoft’s Kinect push, and worse, there have been practically no games of note release exclusively for what we can safely say is the most accurate gaming motion controller available.

In our recent chat with SCE Canada’s Director of Public Relations and Marketing, Matt Levitan, we asked if the upcoming Sorcery would pave the way for more Move titles in the near future.

“100%. Looking at the catalogue and release list this year, it’s a big resurgence year for Move. It’s a relaunching year, if you will. It starts with Sorcery, which comes out in May and we are very much looking forward to. We showed Sorcery a couple of years ago at E3 and it really wowed everybody and people were looking forward to it. Then it kind of went back to the drawing board for a little while and we made it more adult and darker. We aged up the main character and added some different narrative and story elements to it. I think at the end of the day it will be a much better product and will be something that a PS3 gamer will be excited about.

We also have a variety of family-friendly gamers coming down the pipe. But what I am looking more forward to is those core gaming experiences and there’s a few big ones that are coming that haven’t been announced yet, which will be announced at E3 or before, that are on this calendar year that look really good. So for anyone invested in the Move, look out. This will be a good year for content.”

So, if you’re one of the millions who have the Move but not much to do with it, soon there will be more family-friendly games as well as a few “core” ones which have piqued our interest. As for everyone else who plays on the Vita or PlayStation 3, content will be the focus of the year.

The real test on the Move front however, will be Sorcery, a game that received an extended amount of development time to capitalize on its potential to pave the way for future Move titles. Can Sorcery address the negative feedback it (and the similarly styled Fable: The Journey) received at their respective outings and can it do what Kinect Star Wars failed to do in offering a fun, complete and accurate gaming experience that’s not burdened by repetition or limitations in graphics, story and gameplay?

As for the core games, will they be original titles like Sorcery or will they come from Sony’s large stable of first-party franchises?

Stay tuned for more great PlayStation info from Matt Levitan coming on Game Rant in the coming days!

Sorcery releases exclusively on the PS3 on May 22, 2012.

http://gamerant.com/sony-playstation-move-relaunching-2012-robk-144404/



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"So people like what they saw of sorcery... Sorcery. You know, that bright colorful little wizard game for the Move? Yea, that one. Here's an idea:  since they liked what they saw, let's make it darker and more adult."





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Dgc1808 said:

"So people like what they saw of sorcery... Sorcery. You know, that bright colorful little wizard game for the Move? Yea, that one. Here's an idea:  since they liked what they saw, let's make it darker and more adult."

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This is loose loose. Notice how much Kinect gets hate yet nobody talks about Move....thats because its even more condemned that its common sense. The only ***Move centric*** games above 70 on metacritic are Eye Pet and Sports Champions.

Too much time has passed and now its an uphill battle. Every move specific title Sony invests is just more money they arent putting into core dualshock 3 games, same thing with MS. But at least MS has a winner on its hands...this is just throwing money away.

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This won't really happen or it will happen in conjunction with PS4 news... the latter is more likely. PS4 news with a demonstration of controls and advanced motion techniques or tablet interface. After all, Sony has copied every single other Nintendo console control scheme, why not this one?

sales2099 said:
This is loose loose. Notice how much Kinect gets hate yet nobody talks about Move....thats because its even more condemned that its common sense. The only ***Move centric*** games above 70 on metacritic are Eye Pet and Sports Champions.

Too much time has passed and now its an uphill battle. Every move specific title Sony invests is just more money they arent putting into core dualshock 3 games, same thing with MS. But at least MS has a winner on its hands...this is just throwing money away.

They've sold over 9 million pieces of Move hardware and have stated that they don't lose money on each one, so I would hardly call it throwing money away. I'd also argue on the quality front that you can play some great games with Move, even if they aren't 'Move centric' as you say, like RE5, KZ3, Child of Eden, Heavy Rain, that No More Heroes port (though I don't like it), House of the Dead etc



i am pretty excited for Sorcery! looks awesome and i love fantasy games.

 

 

I'm very hyped for Sorcery, it will definitely be a day one for me. The more games ,the better.

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sub-zero-TM said:
i am pretty excited for Sorcery! looks awesome and i love fantasy games.

so right, Sorcery is going to be the business, and should be the modle for every move game in the future. a AJPRG would work wonders, right along with more adventure games, and platformers.

not to sure what else work with motion controls, but sorcery is a great  start. i think the fight lights out should have a sequel with simplier controls.