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Sony Could Update Move to be More Accurate, But Probably Won't

Posted by James Newton

Would be as simple as a firmware patch

Move's technology is super-accurate, but according to Sony engineer Anton Mikhailov most studios aren't yet using the controller to its full potential, something we'd expect after just three months on sale. When they do maximise the controller's precision, they may find Sony moving the goalposts, as Mikhailov has said the company has the ability to increase the controller's accuracy through firmware updates, but probably won't.

In an interview with Eurogamer, Mikhailov said there was ample scope for the company to make Move more precise but that there's no real need:

We can certainly update it through firmware. The real question is, do we want to? So far we haven't had any real requests from studios to improve the accuracy. There are a couple of issues here and there we can fix, but the majority the games are not even taxing it to its full accuracy.

According to Mikhailov, increasing the accuracy could cause more problems than it solves as Sony's research has found the majority of players have difficulty performing actions incredibly precisely, and so upping the controller's motion-sensing capabilities could in fact alienate more players than it impresses.

That said, if Sony made a new update available to increase Move's accuracy, would you go for it?


User Comments (8)



Strofan7 said:

Depends on the game. I feel The Fight would suffer from increased accuracy whereas a sports game such as Baseball would definitely need more accuracy to be realistic.

All in all, it doesn't seem necessary. The Wii on the other hand...



EdEN said:

Good to know that changes can be made down the road.



Stuffgamer1 said:

I wonder how much money they wasted on the research that told them most people have trouble with precision...I figured that out for free by trying it out first hand and reading some misguided reviews.

I must say, though, that I'm impressed that they could improve it with system firmware. Sure beats the pants off of buying a dongle to increase accuracy, eh?



danschemen said:

ya i noticed that it seemed more inaccurate than it should be even though it's calibrated right



Dragonfly said:

hm well it's probably quite annoying playing tumble and realizing that you shiver quite a lot when it's more accurate [just an example]. i think it's enough but i'm a sucker for accuracy too

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