PS3 pad Detects Movement
Sony describe the new control pad as "Having 6 degrees of movement", but What on earth does this actually mean ?
Put simply, if you push the pad...
...then the pad is clever enough to sense that movement and covert it into the way your character with a game reacts.
This small change has a massive impact on how games can now be played…
You can now fly a plane, just by twisting and turning the pad
You can now return a serve in tennis just by holding the pad like the handle of the racquet and swinging your arm
You can throw a grenade in a first person shooter just the right distance and direction, just by holding the pad (tightly) and doing a throwing action
You can lean into the corners on a motorbike by tilting the pad
…or you can just use the buttons (like we did in the ‘good old days’). The choice is yours, but the possibilities of changing the way we play games forever… are endless.
This is one of those rare occasions where there is a big advantage in not being the first manufacturer to release your next generation console. Sony has had a chance to see what other manufacturers are doing and by making this a standard feature on every PS3 joypad, we can be sure that the game companies will incorporate this feature into most of their games.
Welcome to the next generation of gameplay .