It's a small point of academic interested, but Sony's upcoming PS3 motion controller appears to be called "Gem," at least according to EA's head honcho John Riccitiello (who would know). [Kotaku] UPDATE: Kotaku has learned that "Gem" was the prototype's name...but it still may be the final product name, too. [Kotaku]
According to a legit-looking leaked document leaked from Sega, Sony is planning on launching their PS3 motion controller this March in Japan with the US release coming sometime in spring. From the document:
Is this Sony playing catch-up to Microsoft's Project Natal? It may be developing a system that lets you control the PS3 with real world objects, like coffee mugs, glasses,
bongs, and books.
Next month, Sony will give us one more morsel (or maybe two! or three!) of information about the PS3 motion controller, announced at E3. This'll be the third such motion controller info-dribble since the initial announcement, though this one, to be delivered by the company's head of developer services at the Develop…
We couldn't get a word out of Sony regarding their motion controller other than it tracked light in 3D space and would not unseat the Dual Shock as the primary PS3 controller. But Sony recently told developers a bit more.