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More info on Sony's rumored new FPS controller...

post #1 of 7
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I came across this blog yesterday and thought it was worth sharing. Here's a small synopsis:

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Sony aims for First Person Shooter’s

Sony appears to be gearing up for a controller upgrade for the PS3 that is aimed at first person shooter video games – though its described capabilities go far beyond that limited focus. According to a recent Sony patent, the traditional looking controller will undergo a transformation with the use of new sensors that will allow the controller to act as a gun itself. The odd looking method will supposedly provide the user with a superior and more natural method for aiming in a first person shooter game. Furthermore, this scheme is capable of providing true analog aiming; meaning that the more steep the angle on the controller, the quicker the game reacts in given situations. Additionally, the player will be able to make a single quick up-and-down motion of the controller to have his or her character reload a weapon. Sony describes the upgraded controller as having the ability to be tracked in six degrees of freedom. In addition to covering this first person shooter controller upgrade, this report also takes a peek at an upcoming PSP gun accessory which could theoretically be redesigned to work with Apple’s iPod touch and/or iPhone.

Of course this may/should be viewed as speculation for now, but I thought it was interesting. There's more information on this "new" controller along with what appears to be patent images at the following link. Also there's info as to what Mad Catz may be developing for the PSP.

Here is the link to the article. Sorry if this has been posted previously.
post #2 of 7
Maybe it'll be out for Killzone 2.
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That would be nice
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
^^^Exactly what I was thinking.

We've all (more than likely) heard rumors of Sony developing a "Wii" like controller and it would be most fortuitous if this comes to fruition with KZ2. I for one am quite intrigued with the patent images...a very interesting approach/use of the DS3/sixaxis IMO...I hope it's not just a concept.
post #5 of 7
From the patent pics, it looks awfully uncomfortable.
post #6 of 7
I just hope that this thing will work with other games, including those already released. I hope it isn't some proprietary thing that needs the game to support it.
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From the patent pics, it looks awfully uncomfortable.

I agree totally. I picked up the controller and held it like they do in the pics a and it just doesn't feel right- it really limits the use of the buttons and is uncomfortable. Also the descriptions of its possible uses sound like what I thought the sixaxis was already capable of.
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