Tag Archives: motion-sensing controller
Wed, Jun 10, 2009 | 20:29 BST
Satoru Iwata has told the Financial Times that Nintendo previously fiddled around with camera-based motion controls and decided to pass on ‘em.
The firm eventually decided that “accelerometer-based technology”, like what’s in the WiiMote, worked better.
Iwata admitted, however, that the company will wait and see what Microsoft and Sony do before regretting the decision.
“Until they say when they’re releasing it, how much it costs and what software it comes with, we won’t know whether that is the route we should have taken,” he said.
Fri, May 01, 2009 | 06:57 BST
Variety sources are claiming PS3′s much-rumoured motion controller is to be revealed at E3 in June.
As per a patent filed in 2007, the device is thought to be tracked by a small webcam and can read different coloured lights, as well as the shape and angle of each light, making it far more sensitive that the Wii-mote.
Is this true? Very probably. How surprising would it be? Not at all. In any way. You have permission to look tired and all-knowing when they wheel it out in the press conference.
Wed, Apr 09, 2008 | 18:07 BST
According to 8bitjoystick, the motion-sensing 360 controller MTV reported on a few days ago is currently called Newton. It will, obviously, have a different name when it finally hits retail, supposedly this Christmas.
“The hardware is still being worked on and it might be a couple months before we see leaked shots of prototypes when they start to mass manufacture it, but I am sure that there is an early software developer kit and prototype out there,” said the site.
So there we are.