A video analysis of the time it takes for a movement performed with a PlayStation controller Move is reflected on the screen shows that the lags are not nearly as bad as some would have us believe.
PlayStation would turn around a lag of 133 ms
Voices were raised after the presentation by Sony PlayStation Move to condemn a lag that would penalize according to some. Eurogamers of our colleagues have therefore decided to analyze a video frame by frame, a user playing with the PDC, by calculating the time required for the movement is reflected on the screen.
According to their calculations, the lag is 133 ms. However, this figure, fairly good but not impressive, is to be taken lightly. The first warning, and that which is most obvious, is that Sony's system is not yet finalized. Just as a processor under development allows a tester to have a first impression, but not a final opinion, the first steps are not benchmarks of gospels. It is therefore necessary to take up recoil.
An imperfect measure, but can be a first opinion
Regarding the testing methodology, our brothers themselves admit that it is impossible to know the latency of the screen, which also in the equation and testing methodology which consists in analyzing a recording n ' is not optimal. We therefore expect that the extent of 133 ms is imperfect. Moreover, the performance is not homogeneous. Indeed, Move seemed slower on some technological and demos on the game of table tennis on the trial version of Socom 4.
Finally, despite the fact that this is not an extremely precise, 133 ms is already a good score. Indeed, in 2008, GamaSutra showed that the lag from the Classic Controller for a PS3 was 166 ms in GTA IV while the beta of Natal close to the time 200 ms. It also appears that the system is also limited by the PS Eye camera, which captures the movement with a lag approaching 130 ms.
Finally, the results seem promising for the system that Sony should not have to be ashamed of its performance. For cons, the example of the Wii has shown that it will take more than a new instrument for the PS3, but popular games and innovative gameplay the new operators, so that the Move is a long-term impact.