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Is a Motion Sensing Controller Coming to Xbox 360?

Supposedly, Microsoft has contracted Gyration, the company responsible for the Wii Remote prototype, to create a motion-sensing peripheral for the Xbox 360. Gyration recently developed a motion-sensing remote for Microsoft’s Media Center and it sounds like they are continuing there relationship with Microsoft by bringing a motion-sensing device to the Xbox 360.

Details are very scarce as to when we will see this new peripheral, but stay tuned for more details as gets them.

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  • CROM - December 27th, 2007 at 1:41 pm
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    I love my 360 but this doenst mean I want a motion sensing controller. If I want to do motion sensing gaming, I’ll turn on my Wii, look how well the motion sensing on the PS3 is working out.


  • z36 - December 27th, 2007 at 1:59 pm
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    I agree with CROM not every game system needs to have a motion sensing controller but on the other hand Microsoft can see how well the Wii is sellings and wants to jump on to the band wagon and get a piece of the pie. If I remember a few years back at E3 Microsoft said it would not work and it would die very fast. Two years after the Wii release and you still can’t walk into a store and buy one off the shelve. Good call Microsoft.

  • cnc137 - December 27th, 2007 at 9:06 pm
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    I haven’t really seen Sony use the Sixaxis controller as well as Nintendo has with the Wii. Ratchet & Clank Future had some cool mini-game type levels that used the PS3’s motion sensitive controller which were cool, but they still are not as elaborate as the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

    Also, since this device for the Xbox 360 sounds like it will be an add-on and won’t be built into the controller out of the box, does that mean only a limited amount of games will use it? Why develop for a device that maybe only 10% to 25% of the Xbox 360 owners have? I think the developers would probably rather focus on utilizing things that they know 100% of the Xbox 360 owners have.

    This is the same problem as having an Xbox 360 Core/Arcade that doesn’t come with a hard drive. The developers don’t focus on making games that exclusively need the hard drive, since they know they will narrow their userbase by doing so.

    For all we know, maybe Microsoft is working with Gyration to make the next Xbox system (Xbox 720???) have motion sensitive controls???

  • Redeema - December 28th, 2007 at 4:18 pm
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    Agreed, it’s almost a waste of time and it’s just too little, too late to make something like this work. Unless you include a controller with a really high profile game it won’t be widely accepted enough to make a difference. If they were to include one with Gears of War 2, Grand Theft Auto IV and Halo Wars maybe you’ve got enough penetration to make it a standard, but if it’s not standard it will likely never have enough users for it to factor into something developers want to program for.

    Just look at the LIVE Vision camera, three games that use it for gameplay and a few that use it for anything else as an option.

    Also, Heavenly Sword uses the SixAxis quite nicely for a few stages. Just look at my review of it on this site.

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Posted by: cnc137
Date: December 27, 2007
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