Saturday, January 9, 2010
Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 10:00 AM
"Razer is working with a company called Sixense to create a motion controller that works on a principle of magnetic interference instead of accelerometers or cameras, creating a true 1:1 relation between what you do in real life and what appears on the screen."
Well, it looks nice in concept. It looks really nice. However, like many PC gaming peripherals, I do not think it will take off much at all, and no, I am not talking about the death of PC gaming. The problem is the chicken and the egg, much like what you find with what is going on with physics acceleration right now. Since a neat peripheral like this does not come standard on PCs, game publishers will be antsy about spending developer dollars on integrating it into a game, let alone make a game that is based on a motion controller. Any integration will likely be a limited, token effort funded by Razer and Sixense themselves. And of course, gamers will probably not spend any money, especially in these days, on a device that will only really work with half a dozen games. At least physics acceleration got a shot in the arm with Video card companies adopting them. I cannot see something like this taking off. Still, it looks really fun to watch!