Sony's motion controller may be called Arc

Sony has registered the domain name, leading gaming fans to speculate that this is the name of Sony’s soon-to-be-announced motion controller.

Rumours have been rife online that the PS3’s motion controller will be called Arc, and although Sony has not admitted anything, many are taking this development as conclusive proof.

The controller, which has been described as ‘wand-like’ is said to work together with the PlayStation Eye camera to rival the Nintendo Wii, on PS3 games. Sony has said that it will also be launching a series of games especially developed by Sony and its partners for the new peripheral.

“We will continue to work to have a comprehensive portfolio of attractive and innovative games for the Motion Controller, not only from SCE Worldwide Studios but also from the third party developers and publishers, whom we have been working closely with,” said Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kazuo Hirai in a press release.

The new motion controller, which we’ll call the Arc for the time-being, is expected to be launched in the Autumn,. Sony hopes that the Arc will help even the market after the success of the Nintendo Wii. However, Microsoft’s ‘controller free control’ Project Natal for the XBox 360 is also due to be launched at the end of the year leading to a potential Christmas fight.