Xbox 360 “Wiimote” before year-end

Tuesday, 8 April 2008 07:46 GMT By Patrick Garratt

So MTV reckons. Apparently a motion-sensing controller for Xbox 360 has been in the works since last August, and will hit this Christmas. According to MTV News, Rare has been working on the hardware alongside the new Banjo. From the article:

While nothing has been officially announced, MTV News’ source was able to provide us with details on one such 360 controller in the making: a controller designed to do all the Wii remote does, and more. Our source chose to remain anonymous in the interest of not compromising business relationships, but MTV News has confirmed Microsoft’s active interest in developing a motion-sensitive controller with other industry sources.

The project has been in active development at Microsoft since last August, the source said. Rare, the Microsoft-owned studio behind Xbox 360’s launch first-person shooter “Perfect Dark Zero” and the upcoming installment of the “Banjo-Kazooie” franchise, has been tasked with creating a unified interface and look for the controller. Rare has had trouble hitting its deadlines, according to the source.

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