Behind the facade of celebrity is where the real work begins: TV Superstars was created specifically for the new Move controllers and the PlayStation Eye. In these ‘Making of TV Superstars‘ videos you can go behind the scenes with the development team to see just how they made the game. In the first video the team talk about the design considerations behind making a ‘Move‘ game; what worked well and what was changed. In the second video, the team discuss their inspiration for the game and the mechanics of how you can become the ultimate TV Superstar, and in the third and final video, the developers talk about the way in which the game captures your facial likeness and shout-out and presents you as an avatar in game.
By now you may have seen the update on our new PlayStation 3 motion controller, via our live video stream at GDC. In case you missed it, let me introduce you to ‘PlayStation Move’.
We first showed the ‘Move’ controller prototype at E3 in 2009 and we’re now ready with the final design, along with an early look at just a few of the upcoming games…
Take a look at our trailer below, which aims to explain PlayStation Move in more detail:
Our launch games are designed to appeal to all PlayStation 3 fans. We’ve got our own take on social games such as ‘Sports Champions’ and ‘Move Party’ (both working titles) as well as keeping our more serious gamers in mind with DUKES and EA’s Tiger Woods 2010. Many of our existing franchises such as SOCOM will also be enhanced with PlayStation Move functionality – because of Move’s low performance impact on the PS3 system we’re able to add this to our existing games without compromising graphical quality or gameplay. The PlayStation Move experience will offer our players a fun, high definition and immersive gaming experience.
As you know, we’ve got a lot of experience working with motion and camera-based control systems, having created the original EyeToy for PlayStation 2 back in 2003. This experience has really helped make sure our new control system is incredibly accurate and responsive. PlayStation development teams are working hard to create a strong and exciting line-up of games – you’ll be hearing more about new titles in the coming months but for now, here is a list of the games we’ve announced so far:
Dukes — Brawl your way to the top in this brutal bare-knuckle boxing game.
Move Party — Chaotic multiplayer where you never know what will happen next!
Sports Champions — The greatest athletes in the world are ready, are you?
TV Superstars — Be a contestant in five TV game shows to prove that you are the biggest star.
Slider — Kung-fu action – on an office chair!?!
The Shoot — Take out the bad guys but make sure the movie director likes your style!
More news both from first and third party publishers to follow in the near future…
You will be able to get involved with PlayStation Move in several ways:
Camera + controller (including a “starter disc” with a range of demos for games releasing later in the year)