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So accurate is the tracking of Sony's PlayStation Move motion controller that surgeons have likened the technology to $100,000 simulators used to carry out laparoscopic surgery.

Speaking to at a PS Move technology showcase last week, Sony's senior researcher Richard Marks said: "I was talking to some surgeons. They were talking about laparoscopic surgery simulators. They were saying this feels very much like their $100,000 simulators do for surgeons and they'd much rather do something at a lower cost."

Marks' comments followed a clear message that PS Move is not just for casual games.

"The focus is across the whole spectrum of PlayStation owners so it adds a very good casual control to our system but also because it has so much fidelity and precision it can do a lot of core experiences as well," explained Marks. "It's really intended not to just be for one audience."

Furthermore, Marks does not believe the advent of motion controllers will signal the end for traditional joypads.

"DualShock is a really good abstract device; there's lots of buttons and analogue sticks you can map to anything abstract," he said. "People really understand it and like it. I don't think you'll see this get replaced."

PlayStation Move is scheduled to launch in Europe on September 15, 2010. You'll find the full interview with Richard Marks right here.

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Mr_Ninjutsu's Avatar

Mr_Ninjutsu@ 5P3CIAL_JUAN

Don't do what?
Posted 20:07 on 02 August 2010
5P3CIAL_JUAN's Avatar


This motion pllus thingy would be such a downer ......... it would be more like a nintendo wii then a ps3 !!! DON'T DO IT
Posted 19:45 on 02 August 2010
tsep23's Avatar


My wife is wanting me to get natal for dance central and move for the surgery games. (she's in nursing school)
Posted 02:45 on 28 July 2010
Clockpunk's Avatar


Trauma Team port - confirmed?
Posted 18:58 on 27 July 2010
Mr_Ninjutsu's Avatar


Alan Wake should make good use of this. Using the Sphere stick one as the torch. Would be cool.
Posted 14:21 on 27 July 2010
clangod's Avatar


It might even make a CSI game worth playing.
Posted 14:00 on 27 July 2010
enviro-bear's Avatar


but seriously though, that's quite impressive
Posted 13:57 on 27 July 2010
enviro-bear's Avatar


how much was he paid to say that?
Posted 13:56 on 27 July 2010
dav2612's Avatar


It's cheaper than the simulators the surgeons use and they can be awarded trophies while they practice!
Posted 13:37 on 27 July 2010
Mr_Ninjutsu's Avatar


Woah. Well I guess that does define the term 'accurate' if surgeons are willing to use it.
Posted 12:40 on 27 July 2010
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