Anyone that thought that Sony threw in the motion-sensing function at the last minute, thought wrong, said SCEE president David Reeves in a recent interview. Reeves stated that the controller has been in the works for well over 2 years now.
Since announcing that its PS3 controller would include motion-sensing technology, Sony has been on the defensive, countering accusations that they copied/stole the idea from Nintendo. We recently reported on Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide president Phil Harrison's comments that these accusations are "stupid" and that Sony has been working on the motion sensing for "a long time."
Now SCEE president and CEO David Reeves, in an interview with U.K. trade publication MCV, has clarified those statements. Reeves made it clear that the controller was anything but "last minute."
"We've had a positive reaction to the controller and obviously some people have asked if it's a last minute thing," said Reeves. "It's not - it's been planned for around two and a half years."
News source: GameDaily