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New PS3 SIXAXIS Controller Ships to Devs; Sony Denies Rumble

 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:35 pm    Post subject: New PS3 SIXAXIS Controller Ships to Devs; Sony Denies Rumble Reply with quote

New PlayStation 3 controller prototype is in developers' hands

One feature that is sorely missing from the PlayStation 3 SIXAXIS controller is rumble force feedback – something that is available on both the Xbox 360 and Wii controllers.

The missing feature is largely due to Sony’s legal battle with Immersion over the patent rights to force feedback controllers. Immersion eventually won over the courts, forcing Sony to ditch vibration from its SIXAXIS PS3 controllers.

Everything changed when Sony and Immersion settled their legal differences and entered into a licensing agreement that would allow the use of force feedback technology in Sony controller products. Following the announcement between the two companies, SCEA’s Jack Tretton said in an interview that the company was open to changing the SIXAXIS controller.

Reports during June from Sony sources said that the company has been working on new controller prototypes for several months. A recent update from Inner Bits now indicates that prototypes of the new controller have made their way to various game developers. Furthermore, the report also states that a new hardware revision of the controller – with improved motion sensing – has quietly hit the market, replacing the first generation model.

A Sony representative refused to confirm the status of rumbling controllers, but did say that new controller prototypes were sent out to the development community. "We have not added rumble [to PS3], and have no announcements regarding this feature," said SCEA’s Dave Karraker to GamePro.

"From time to time, we make minor enhancements to the controllers for our platforms," he said. "We recently sent out to the development community some new prototypes that have a slightly enhanced sensitivity for the analog sticks and the motion sensing within the Sixaxis controller. This is not a new controller, but is part of the normal development and evolution of controllers."

source: dailytech
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still havent understood what is the sixaxis controllers new stuff can sumone tell me ?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Still havent understood what is the sixaxis controllers new stuff can sumone tell me ?


Sony is saying that there is no rumble feature in the new prototype controller. They are saying that they just improved it (sensitivity of the analog) even though they can now add rumble to the controller.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they are saying that because they don't want people not to buy the starter pack with vibrationless pads...
Why would they pay Immersion to get the rumble and then not use it?
Just some more of Sony's BS IMO.
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