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WiiMotion Plus tech to be used for Xbox 360 and PS3?

by Steven Williamson on 12 August 2008, 11:05

Tags: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo (TYO:7974), Wii

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InvenSense, the company behind Wii Motionplus, the new technology that improves on the existing Wii-mote motion-sensing by 'redefining game control', may well be used on other controllers for other platforms.

Previously thought to be a technology exclusively available to Nintendo, Wii Motionplus should allow for more comprehensive tracking of a player’s arm position and orientation with every slight movement rendered identically in real time.

“Of course we’re incredibly pleased – delighted would probably be a better adjective – that Nintendo approached us… but it’s not an exclusive relationship,” said Joe Virginia, InvenSense’s VP of wireless business and corporate communications, whilst speaking to Eurogamer.

It's widely believed that Sony and Microsoft are both working on their own versions of a motion-sensing controller, could it be that they've also hooked up with InvenSense to take advantage of its technology?

When asked, Invensense didn't give anything away: “I can’t get into details about other folks that are interested in this technology, but as you might imagine, of course there is more interest out there.” said Virginia.

Source :: Eurogamer

Wii Motionplus

                                               The Wii MotionPlus accessory attaches to the end of the Wii Remote

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