5 Places PlayStation Move Won’t Work
PlayStation Move isn’t infallible. There are plenty of places and situations in which in simply won’t work. Find out what they are.
With the fanboy wars over motion control tech now in full swing we’re seeing a lot of stories talking about all the things Kinect and Move can and can’t do. ‘You can’t stand up’, ‘you can’t be too close’, ‘you can’t play in the dark’ and so on.
Obviously we’re backing PlayStation Move on Play, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to make outrageous claims about what it can achieve. To prove our impartial love of Move, here’s some places you won’t be able to use it.
Behind A Wall – The PlayStation Eye cannot see through walls. This is a major design flaw on Sony’s part as X-Ray technology is clearly going to be the next battleground of this generation. Sony is giving up ground to Nintendo and Microsoft here if you ask us as we’re sure both has this tech in development.
Fog – Low visibility locations such as foggy streets are no good for Move as the Eye will not be able to see the light from the end of the controller. Given Kinect’s infra-red detection you may well be able to use the Xbox 360 motion controller in foggy conditions. This remains unconfirmed at this time.
Hall Of Mirrors – Again we have an issue with the PlayStation Eye here as it will likely be confused by the multiple images it will be picking up. With so many reflections of the controller orb it may have difficulty picking up your movements accurately. Bruce Lee would have hated Move.
Under Water – One of the biggest flaws of PlayStation Move’s design is its reliance on an electrical current to make it work. This severely limits where you will be able to set up a Move gaming session with family and friends. Playing Move underwater therefore is completely out of the question.
Midday in the Desert – At night in the desert you’ll probably be fine setting up some Move gaming, but at the peak of the day, in blistering sunlight, you’ll have problems. Putting dehydration to one side for the moment, the intense light will hide your Move controller from the PlayStation Eye. Oh dear.