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Rumour-mill: Microsoft's Xbox360 motion controller called "Newton"
Posted: 10.04.2008 12:14 by Jamie Davey Comments: 1
8Bit Joystick.com adds their Internet voice to MTV's, they claim the in-development motion controller is code named "Newton".

The basis of belief in "Newton" is the trail that leads from a company called Gyration, an early innovator of these kinds of devices. Nintendo licensed their technology for the Wii; Microsoft is believed to have now too.

"Legally Microsoft is not ripping off Nintendo but rather licensing the technology from the same place that Nintendo got it," reads the 8Bit post.

Nintendo and Sony both have sensory controllers; it makes sense for Microsoft to invest in their own line to better compete.

"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," continues the 8Bit article.

Of course this is all speculation at this time regardless of how seemingly accurate or reliable sources maybe. Until the software giant confirms the rumours, of which I'm sure Nintendo and Sony will be watching closely, "Newton" will have to remain in the conspiracy circles of the Internet.

Click here to read the full 8Bit Joystick.com article on project "Newton".

Comments

By Revan (SI Elite) on Apr 10, 2008
Revan
Do we really need another motion controller? I don't even use it on the PS3. If a game gives me the option to turn it off, I usually do.