It would appear that Nintendo's Wii and its unique controller may be having the unintended effect of forcing the other console makers to look at their controllers and seeing where the designs could be made more "accessible" for the casual gamer. During discussions at at recent Electronic Arts Community Event, Microsoft's Xbox boss Peter Moore suggested that the company may be studying a simplified alternative to its current Xbox 360 gamepad design, according to a report at GamesIndustry.biz.
yea they say they're not going to have motion technology in the futur, yea sure they wont
I beleive there is plenty of room for originality in the videogame business, but copying the competitors is just getting old! lets be honest, Nintendo has an awsome idea, let them have it! there are other areas that could be explored with other peripherals and the Xbox Live downloads are what is really helping Microsoft right now. Lets just go for new ideas instead of copying everyone else!!!!
MS is doing it just to make Sony look stupid, we'll have a controller with motion-sensing AND (gasp!) force feedback! Eh, probably not, that would be a waste... I like my 360 controller!
Screw the casual gamer! Everyone wants to dumb things down for these a-holes! "Lets make the 360 control simple so the ingrates can have fun", Lets take the cone of vision out of Madden so the people too stupid to learn anything new can have some fun." WHAT THE F#*K!!! If we can send a man to the moon than a few lazy azz people can learn how to play a video game! These "casual gamers" are ruining the hardcore gamers good time! I’m Sick of IT!!!!!
No matter what, if they make a controller that has motion-sensing technology in it. Then they better make it more like the Wii, were you move one hand only and the other is still. I feel that with a technology like that, it wouldn't feel natural to have both of your hands moving on one piece. Think about it? Grab your controller right now and swing with both hands, How awkward it will feel. Now Lets say you have a Madden game or a Tennis game most likely you would want full range of swinging your arm instead of throwing both hands around in the same direction. Thats why I feel Sony is going to fail when it comes to that technology and the Wii with its natural motion of being able to be free to use both hands make sense for that type of technology. So bottomline is if MS decide to do this, then make a controller like the Wii or this isn't going to be a good idea.