There is no doubt that the major talk of E3 2009 was all about the motion-sensing technologies presented by Microsoft and Sony at their press conferences. Microsoft introduced Project Natal with its major selling point being full-body recognition and the assurance of a controller-less gaming experience, while Sony’s PlayStation Eye strives to turn a single controller into any virtual item imaginable.
“When it comes to these motion controlled devices, Sony’s director of marketing, Johnn Koller, claims Sony is ‘intimately familiar’ with Microsoft’s approach and how its own differs.”
“‘Microsoft’s is impressive because it does a full-body scan,’ he says. But he claims Project Natal has ‘depth issues on the Z axis’ that Sony’s PlayStation Eye-tracked solution avoids. ‘The PlayStation Eye is more accurate and more precise,’ he adds.”