View Full Version : RUMOR: Microsoft is working on a Wii-mote style controller
04-09-2008, 04:28 AM
MTV's Mutiplayer Gaming blog (http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1584945/20080407/id_0.jhtml) has been reporting that an Xbox 360 Version of the Wii Remote has been in development since last summer. The plan is to have it out by the end of the year.
Rare, the Microsoft-owned studio behind Xbox 360's launch first-person shooter "Perfect Dark Zero" and the upcoming installment of the "Banjo-Kazooie" franchise, has been tasked with creating a unified interface and look for the controller.
04-09-2008, 06:54 AM
wow that would b cool if there was a xbox 360 remote.....
Call me old-fashioned but I prefer the old wireless controller.
04-09-2008, 10:34 AM
Doe sthis mean that the controller will act exactly like the wii remote by using a sensor to pick up your motions. If so I prefer the old remote.
04-09-2008, 11:25 AM
Anyone get BIGsheep or Rashberry to fess up to anything yet?
04-09-2008, 12:25 PM
though i like the 360 as is.
04-09-2008, 01:52 PM
ok, they might put the rare wand with the new BK :cool:. And a special patch to play VP with the wand.
04-09-2008, 02:09 PM
At the very least it will work with "The Fast and Furriest" I'm sure.
Here's an update (http://www.8bitjoystick.com/archives/jake_xbox_360_newton_motion_sensing_controller_con firmed.php) from Jake Metcalf, the blogger who first broke the Bungie / Microsoft split:
From what I've learned from internal sources at Microsoft I can collaborate that the Newton project is moving forward and I can believe the time table that it has been in development for a while now and they could get it on the market by winter of 2008. The Newton is also going to use an LED sensor bar that can be powered by the USB ports on the 360, it is going to have an LED sensor on the front accelerometer and gyroscope sensor that can detect tilt and motion, rumble motors, wireless two way data communication with the 360, a built in Microphone for Xbox Live and voice-activated games.
Newton (as in Newtonian physics) is the internal project code name they are using.
04-09-2008, 02:15 PM
omg they could put the wand with a mini-steering wheel for new BK racing :eek:
04-09-2008, 09:24 PM
At the very least it will work with "The Fast and Furriest" I'm sure
That hasn't been cancelled?
So, if this is true, why hasn't anyone considered the possibility of it being used for a VP sequel? If you can control VP: DS with nothing but the stylus, I see no reason why a Wii-style remote couldn't be implemented.
04-10-2008, 02:25 AM
wow..um very interesting...if this is real it would be very awkward for ur hand because ur thumb goes on the joystick then how would u hit the other buttons?.....i would prefer if Microsoft stuck with their distinct style of controller instead of trying to mimic another console
04-10-2008, 11:59 AM
Microsoft should stick with their original product. This controller is just like copying another creative brand. They should come up with somthing other than that.
04-10-2008, 03:41 PM
I really don't think this would be a good idea considering how close it is to the Wii-mote. What would be cool is a wireless steering wheel, unless they already have that.
04-10-2008, 06:18 PM
They already have a wireless steering wheel (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x/xbox360wirelessracingwheel/default.htm).
Variety is a good thing... I would love to be able to play Wii-like games on my 360. If you don't like that idea, then no one is forcing you to buy it.
04-10-2008, 10:17 PM
Ah sweet! They do have it! Now if only it wasn't so pricy...
I never said it was a bad idea! It's just that the Wii is more for interactivity than the 360 is. The 360 is more for online play and graphics/audio. I would love a SSB-type game on the 360!
04-10-2008, 10:59 PM
Hm, not too surprised about this, 'cause the 360 is the only major console without motion sensitivity and it looks like that's the direction everyone's going towards.
I'm just a little doubtful at the current design, but it's probably going to change multiple times if this is true at all.
04-11-2008, 06:47 AM
idk... im not really a fan of the wii at all... cant work taht thing... but i dont think the remote would ba good idea.... look at all the 360 games now... all fo them are good and u only need the original controller.. but say they have this new game coming out, but its for the wii type controller... u gotta buy the 360 remote just to play it...
04-11-2008, 11:33 AM
Consider Rayman Raving Rabbids... You can play it with a regular 360 controller, but it is a much better game on the Wii just because of the motion controls. Ask anyone that has played both versions.
I think that most games that make use of this new motion-sensing controller will be playable without it... it just won't be the same experience. But you'll have a choice of which game-play experience you prefer.
04-11-2008, 03:57 PM
im not saying the wii is stupid or anything... but heres an idea.. why dont they make the 360 controller like the PS3's?? like the tilting thing... i played the new ratchet and clak game and there was the tilting thing on there and it was fun like that...
04-11-2008, 04:05 PM
That looks cool, but i think Microsoft should create their own design instead of coping the Wii's design.
04-11-2008, 04:59 PM
I don't think they would copy the design, but make it more Microsoft-ish.
04-27-2008, 05:40 AM
you need the rare logo R on the wand :cool:
05-09-2008, 12:24 PM
Except i don't know if they have the rights to the logo.
I think this is one of their worst ideas yet. Just have a motion senser attachment for the 360 controller.
07-30-2008, 10:56 AM
why dont they just rename the Xbox 360 the Wii 360. We already (are going to) have mii like avatars, now this. It seems like Microsoft wishes they made the Wii instead.
08-20-2008, 06:33 AM
ok, are they still making the controllor? :D
12-27-2008, 08:25 AM
ok, wii sports has sold 89 million discs. Thats nearly 1 billion pounds. Its not right! Ok they need to make the Rare Wand. And you need super smash pinatas or pinata kart or 2fast2furry or '2fast &tha furriest'. Where is the wand? :mad: Its not right
12-29-2008, 08:26 AM
I think that its actually a good idea, but change the design or else you might get a lawsuit. ;)
12-29-2008, 08:52 AM
thats going too far making a remote like that
01-01-2009, 12:16 PM
The picture is OBVIOUSLY fake! If Microsoft did that Nintendo could sue easily. They maybe making a new controler scheme idea, but if that were to be the design of the controller it would.....It just wouldnt happen that like saying this will happen -
01-02-2009, 03:56 AM
why doesnt microsoft go the next level instead of just copying something already in use, they could i dont make vitual reality set, this would give alot of 360 games an edge and then they will rake in more money from hyperactive kids to overweight adults. i always thought buisness was about the next step not 1 step forward 3 steps back
01-03-2009, 10:11 AM
ok, they only have to wait 3 years. Then everyone can use the design and you wont get sued right :cool:
01-03-2009, 12:02 PM
If microsoft does virtual reality games the first one i want is that one were you fight ninjas.
01-04-2009, 03:32 AM
I'm sorry, but 1. This thread is long gone and 2. This idea is copying the Wii too much.
01-04-2009, 08:09 AM
I agree 'cos the remote is copyright and i looks..freacky!
01-09-2009, 04:45 AM
I agree with Mariogang; clearly fake.
All consoles 'copy' one another - they're just responding to what people like and want. The PS3's "accomplishment" system was a shameless and undeniable take on the 360's achievements, for eg.
04-07-2009, 12:24 AM
This really does seem like an epic fail to me. Seriously, I may reconsider buying an Xbox 360 if this motion control thing is going to be a permanent thing. It seems like Microsoft is going pretty low.
Dude there's no reason to reconsider buying a 360 because of a THIRD PARTY controller.
04-12-2009, 10:07 AM
I'm pretty sure that this new "motion controller" will be either:
1:Not compatible with most games, or
2:Will be compatible,but the controls for most games will suffer.
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