New motion-sensing tech is Wii-beater?


Computer and Video Games has the scoop on a new motion-sensing controller technology from In2Games codenamed "fusion." The article says that the USB-based, multi-platform control system uses "sound waves and other technical wizardry" to sense the controllers position and orientation in space.

Sounds kind of ho-hum when both Nintendo and Sony are building motion-sensing technology into their standard controllers. But after a short demo, C&VG is ready to declare that the new system "
offers a much more advanced means of control than Nintendo's forthcoming console." Indeed, a video of the system in action show a tennis racquet controller that mimics every real world move on-screen with incredible accuracy. Other videos show a bowling controller and a PS3-style prototype that splits apart for independent hand movements.

With Nintendo and Sony both investing so much into gyroscope- and IR-based controllers, this new, more accurate technology has the potential to be a spoiler when it comes out in Q3 2007. Forget the console wars... we may be entering the age of the controller wars.

(Thanks YimTaka)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.