The great thing is though that developers are finally starting to catch on and understand exactly how integral the idea of immersion is to a game. It's probably another one of those things that Nintendo is ready to claim the credit for, pointing to the Wiimote and Balance board as forerunners of the idea. Funny how everyone's forgotten the Virtual Boy and introduction of Force Feedback lately, both of which were also hailed as the next level in immersion.
Quietly and carefully though, another company has been pushing things a little bit further and trying to take one game in particular to the next level of immersion. The company is Ubisoft, the game is Tom Clancy's Endwar and the idea is that the entire game is entirely voice-controlled and able to understand complex vocal commands from players.