InnerBits claim that they confirmed with “two independent sources at Sony that they have been working on prototypes for several months.” We all knew it was coming of course, ever since we heard of Sony’s deal with Immersion. Of course, we all have this small little fear that Sony won’t be issuing rumble controllers, but then common sense takes over and we realize that of course, they must be making them, right?
Which leaves just two real questions for us to ponder:
- When is this thing finally coming out?
Obviously, we want as many games as possible to support rumble, so the sooner the controllers are released, the better. Ideally the PS3 would have shipped with rumble. (I have to admit that I miss rumble more than I thought I would.) But since we can’t go back into the past to change that, at least Sony could try to release the SIXAXIS Rumbler ASAP.
- Are there any cool new features?
I hope that we don’t just get a plain old re-invention of the old rumble technology. I want something new and interesting! This is next gen, dag nabbit! So let’s see some better directionality, some more interesting rumbles, and well, new stuff. There’s got to be lots of things I can’t think of right now off the top of my head.
Oh, and by the way. InnerBits is reporting that one of the biggest problems they’re having is mainting a good battery life. The controllers will have to support Bluetooh, motion sensing, and rumble, in addition to all the regular stuff. Get on it quick, boys!
Written by: Blackstaffer
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