July 14, 2007
Were not talking just adding “touchsense” rumble. Were talking a great new controller. A complete redesign. What I am hearing is that this TGS 2007, the “WaveSense” will be revealed. It will be like the current sixaxis but will feature a “Home” button that will have the Home logo on it, a new square PS button located under the Home button, “Touchsense” rumble, a pull out touch screen and a pull out QWERTY keyboard. The controller will be a little bit heavier and may retail up to 79.99, more than the price of a current PS3 game.
EDIT: I have been given word that parts may be removed, due to pricing issues.
July 14, 2007
At E3 2007 in Microsofts press conference Scene it for the Xbox 360 was unvieled along with 4 new somewhat odd looking controllers. Although they certainly don’t look that great, I am pretty sure people will find them easy to use, which is what Microsoft is aiming for with this product. And if the game does well enough and attracts a new, less hardcore audience to the Xbox 360 games will be created with this controller in mind. Possibly, this could be Microsofts answer to the Nintendo Wiimote? It most likely is.
But here is the kicker. The controller has the ability to be synced with the Xbox Live Vision Camera to allow for motion sensing in all directions. If this is true than the 360 ultimatley will attract a new audience and will be able to compete with the Wii for casual gamers. We will just have to wait and see.