Microsoft Lands Force Feedback Payout

San Jose's Immersion Corp., purveyor of all things force feedback, said Tuesday that it will pay Microsoft $21 million to settle litigation that cropped up in June last year, a legal web which also involved Sony.

Now that the Microsoft and Immersion have come to terms, Immersion will become part of Microsoft's Certified Partner Program.

Immersion's settlement will be a one-time payment for the full amount. Additional terms of the settlement are confidential.

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jack who3705d ago

so they got a cut off sony money? nice

MAR-TYR-DOM3705d ago

Instead of holding out, they paid up and the customers didn't suffer!

thereapersson3705d ago

I think you are confused (as I was when I first read the story on EDGE). Immersion is the one paying MS, not the other way around. Hope that clears things up for you.

Gam713704d ago

It is reference in the article, in 2003 ms settled out of court.
I think thats what he's referring to.
I beleive ninty did as well.

CNIVEK3705d ago

... but $21 million is New Year's company party money, for MS. Hell, they'll probably blow it on an exclusive costume for FFXIII. :p

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl3705d ago

What a legal mess, good thing it's finally over.

SpecialSauce3705d ago

suing a company because they helped a competitor. WTF!?

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