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PS3Blog.net | April 20, 2024

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Should Sony Pay Immersion for PS3 Rumble?

PS3 controllerLots of people have been poo-pooing Sony for not including rumble in the PS3 controller. I was playing F1 2001 last night with my friend Steve, and I had to admit that I liked the rumble as I went over the curbs. On the other hand, as I’ve previously stated, I’d much prefer to try out this cool motion sensing idea if I had to make a choice between the two.

On the other hand, why can’t we have both? Sony says that the rumble interferes with the motion sensing. Immersion Technologies that’s hogwash, and that they have a new technology called TouchSense that lets the two features exist harmoniously together. Of course, Sony would have to pay Immersion for this technology. And since Sony doesn’t seem too willing to give up on the lawsuit about rumble in the PS2 controller, things don’t look good on that front.

So I’m wondering. Should Sony pay Immersion the $92 million it’s asking for? (For some reason that number is stuck in my head. Please correct me if I’m wrong.) And on top of that, should Sony license the new TouchSense technology? In other words, do you want Sony to pay for this stuff, knowing that the cost will eventually be passed on to you in some shape or form?

IGN – Immersion Offers to Rumble PS3