A concept for a twisting controller.
I actually like it. The current DualShock is great but it's nice to see a concept that I think could potentially rival it. It obviously needs some finishing touches though.
it would be interesting to see the left analog stick flip around to position on the D-pad.
@Major_Tom It would be interesting to look at, but i wouldn't want it actually redesigned to be like that.
Yup, my thumbs ARE symetrical (lol, actually, they aren't, since I have a heavier hypermobility/double-jointedne ss on the right hand if compared to the left, but I just play it symetrically) and I also prefer they don't go the 360 way (an almost perfec controller if it wasn't for that feature). Actually, Xbox/360 controller don't have unsymetrical thumbsticks for ergonometrics, they have it because the middle/upper face of the controler was always a place to put the main buttons, well, for some time now, the thumbstick is way more used than the d-pad (except for some genres). I think the idea was good, but they should have moved the other thumbstick or have leaved both alone. On-topic now, it really need way more testing and finishing touch. The d-pad looks worse than the Dual Shock ones. Why those sharp corners near the shoulder buttons? Wouldn't be more hand fitting if those buttons actually were put just over that curved upper surface? And definetly, Sony should not be afraid of changing or copying, 360 has a great grip feel, it fills your hand, something in those lines (with some ventilation through) would be amizing. And, more important, twisting it would have some function? I don't necessarily mean an input (althrough it could be used someway) but there is any reason to twist a controller? (not trying to be a [email protected], just asking) And by the looks of it, I don't think it's just some twistable controller, maybe that is the breakable controller we heard so much about last year?
its down to personal preference i would say... the same thing you are complaining about in the 360 is the same reason i love the 360 pad and don't like the ps3 pad. The only thing i don't like about the ps3 pad is the thumb stick layout. its the only thing i would change about it if i had the choice. at the same time i would change the dpad on the 360 controller, but i would not change its location on the pad. still at the same time i accept that some people like the positions of the ps3 sticks more. best thing really is to have something like this that gives players the option to have both.
And what system was that controller for?
NeGcon and for Playstation.
All he had to do was JFGI.
NegCon is a last last gen controller :P
Only way to play Wipeout IMO. I loved it so much I tried to plug my NeGcon into my PS3 when the new Wipeout HD came out but no joy. I would love to see this controller make a comeback.
Because a controller that twists doesn't seems to have much use.
It could be used as a throttle for racing games.
Actually twisting would be used for steering in racing games. Twisting is more precise than using a stick and quick precise correction maneuvers are easy to pull off. Granturismo 1 and 2 supported the NeGcon which was the best way to play them if you didn't have a steering wheel. The only drawback to twist steering is not everybody finds it intuitive ie they usually mix up turning left for turning right. The only addition I'd like to see to this prototype controller is a scroll wheel. Not exactly sure where they'd put it but I'm sure they could fit it somewhere.
A PS3 controller shaped something like the Xbox 360 would be great, or at least the position of the analog sticks would be. Can't wait for this.
Its a matter of getting used to something.
I'm really accustomed to the Dualshock it's awesome but change is a good thing.
move the analog stick to a normal position.
that is a normal position for a PS controller...Oh i see what you were doing, crafty. /sarcasm
As far as I know, this is simply a concept that was designed from "interviews with gamers". It's a fan-made concept and probably not the controller that Sony is really designing. Nice attempt, though, and I like the dimples in the analogue sticks.
look's cool i want one lol
This would be awesome for KZ2, if i had.. a ps3...... I h8 you all =#<
the combination of your comment and your avatar is hilarious.
the two different sized indents on the analogs sticks?
no its probably one of those optical illusions and....oh wait yeah youre right
It looks like the 360 controller in some parts. The analog sticks look the exact same, and the face buttons look as if they are convex instead of flat. Still it is a very interesting concept and I can't wait to see what you can transform it into.
I got a Saitek Cyborg controller for my PC. http://www.saitek.com/uk/pr... Its like X360 but with changable analgoue placement. I ended up playing the anagloue like PS controller. Its more natural then the analogue placement of X360. My thumbs are symetrical, my left thumb is not longer then the right one!
Wowsers is that thing ugly. I wonder what application the twisting would be for. Maybe like motorcycle acceleration or something.
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