Compatible with both the PlayStation 3 and PC (don't let the 360-lookin' buttons fool you), the controller senses movement through "Motion Sensing and Gyroscopic Induction movement tracking," according to the press release, which we'd assume translates to "accelerometers and gyroscopes." From the looks of things, moving the gun through space is interpreted as moving the right analog stick, allowing the player to aim at things by, well, aiming at things.
The device's onboard software can be updated via downloadable firmware updates and an onboard USB port, through which All Interactive Entertainment plans to "unlock new functions and gameplay modes." Pre-orders are currently underway at Amazon and Gamestop.
For Immediate Release
Lake Forest, Calif. -- November 2, 2012 -- All Interactive Entertainment (AIE) announced today the MAG II Gun Controller will be available in stores throughout North America starting November 13th, just in time for the launch of Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2!
Fully compatible with the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC, the MAG II is the immersive and realistic new way to play First-Person-Shooter (FPS) games.
The MAG II is instantly compatible with ALL shooting games on PS3™ and PC. This is not a light gun; this is a compact, ergonomic, ultra responsive, precision FPS controller.
Designed and built with both casual and serious FPS gaming in mind, the MAG II features 3 pre-programmed sensitivity options and is the only gun controller to incorporate Motion Sensing and Gyroscopic Induction movement tracking.
The MAG II Gun Controller is supported by a team of engineers who are dedicated to enhancing the FPS experience. Future downloadable updates (via PC) will be available to unlock new functions and gameplay modes accessible via the MAG II Gun Controllers' Function Dial.
Distributed exclusively in North America by CompuExpert, The MAG II is available for pre-order at Amazon and Gamestop.com.
Features of the MAG II Gun Controller include:
- Compatible with ALL First-Person-Shooter games
- Full Functionality of Official Controllers
- Real Time, in Game, "On the Fly Calibration"
- High Precision Motion Tracking Gyroscope, eliminating the need for a Sensor Bar.
- Wireless Connection & Built in Vibration
- Updateable System Firmware & Mods
- Works with ALL TVs, Projectors & Monitors
Sony PlayStation 3 (late 2012)