UK-based motion-control specialists In2Games, developers of the PS3 and 360 Fusion (now called 'Freedom') motion-control technology has just announced that they are to release Wii Sports
for the PlayStation 2 this coming Christmas. Well, kind of.
The RealPlay Wireless Gaming Range (pictured here) for PlayStation 2 comes bundled with six unique games, each one with a dedicated wireless controller and will set you back no more than £30 this Christmas.
"The REALPLAY range of games is aimed squarely at those PlayStation 2 owners who want to play wireless motion-sensing games without needing to splash out on a new console", says Elliott Myers, CEO of In2Games.
Of course, upon hearing this, the Nintendo fanboys that we usually keep locked in the SPOnG office cupboard have immediately accused In2Games of copying Nintendos success with Wii. But, well, why the heck not? We should get some hands on time with the games at Leipzig next week, but in the meantime heres the low-down from the press release just in.
"Each wireless peripheral has been designed not just to provide intuitive motion-sensing control, but to enhance the overall gaming experience as well.
"REALPLAY Tennis comes with a wireless tennis racket, which will detect every serve, smash, volley and lob. REALPLAY Pool comes with its own cue, enabling potting precision within its many variations of pool and snooker. REALPLAY Golf is packaged with a wireless club to register every drive, chip, hook and slice. REALPLAY Racing comes with a steering wheel for the complete wireless racing experience. REALPLAY Bowling arrives with an actual wireless bowling ball. Whilst REALPLAY Puzzlesphere introduces a new concept of party game as players manipulate a physical sphere around vertigo-inducing courses.
"Each peripheral is as accurate as any videogaming technology out there at the moment, but on an entirely new format. The games are fun, challenging and highly addictive, and the wireless peripherals offer the best way of controlling games on what will be this Christmas's most popular mainstream console."
In2Games has, to date, managed to secure an impressive £7.76m venture capital
to fund development of its next-gen wireless motion-sensing controller, 'Freedom'
. More details on this from Leipzig next week.