Sun, Jan 09, 2011 | 20:50 GMT
Hydra-exclusive Portal 2 gameplay filmed at CES, controller to get “level pack”
Following news that the Razer Hydra PC motion controller is to be bundled with Portal 2 with exclusive content, Venturebeat has filmed a level “designed to show new control and new puzzle elements that are only possible” with the controller on the CES showfloor.
The video shows a guy playing the Valve puzzler, moving and stretching blocks, walking across gaps, and so on.
The rep claims that the controller will allow players to “manipulate the [game's] lasers better than anyone else because of the six degrees of freedom” afforded by the tech, before demonstrates by taking out sentry guns with beams directed from a floating cube.
In addition, the content accessed by buying the controller is described as a “level pack,” and the stage on show as a “very small snippet” of what to expect should you take the plunge.
The new motion device uses a small base station to create an electromagnetic field of around six feet, allowing players to control the action using two Wii Nunchuck-like controllers.
No price has been set for the controller as yet, but it’s expected to come in sub-$100.
Portal 2 releases in April.
And here’s Venturebeat’s capture of the CES press conference reveal of the Hydra-Portal 2 partnership: