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Sony ready to make Sixaxis rumble

When it was first revealed that the new Sony Sixaxis motion controller would not feature force feedback or any other type of rumble effect full stop, people began to ask many questions that Sony was unable to answer.

Over the years, rumble technology has been included in numerous controllers for various videogame systems. Starting with the Nintendo 64’s external rumble pak and quickly followed by a reworking of the PSone’s controller to include the feature, rumble has never looked back due to the increase in gamer immersion when playing the latest games. However, the PlayStation 3 has oddly been without any sort of rumble at all since its d├ębut in November of last year. Sony gave many reasons, stating that rumble was ‘last generation’ and that the introduction of such a feature into the delicate motion sensing Sixaxis would be detrimental to the sensitivity of the controller’s detection ability.

But the real truth came out very quickly as Immersion was actually filing a lawsuit against Sony for copyright infringements. Now that the legal wranglings are over, though, Immersion has stated for the record on several occasions that it would be willing to work alongside Sony to provide the ideal controller that gamers have been crying out for. In fact, even some developers have been screaming at Sony to include the feature. Finally, according to reports, everyone’s prayers are about to be answered as the latest issue of PlayStation Magazine states in its rumour section that Sony will unveil the new version of the Sixaxis at July’s E3 event and aim to get the upgraded device into stores across the country by mid-November (in the US).

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14 comments on 'Sony ready to make Sixaxis rumble'

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Comment by Sage on 2007-05-25 17:41:57 | Reply

well, all i can say is… FUK YEAH!

I’m now one step closer to getting a PS3. Only another 99 steps to go then.

Comment by Paul Trowe on 2007-05-30 23:18:45 | Reply

Well it’s about time! I’ve been waiting for this feature to buy a PS3, now I can finally get one…if in fact this is true……

Comment by sam on 2007-10-09 16:43:34 | Reply

I have a ps3 and I arent really bovered about rumble. The console is amazing anyway and you forget that the controller doesnt shake as soon as you start playing!

Comment by AugustusBot on 2007-10-09 16:55:51 | Reply

I don’t miss rumble at all. i think it’s hilarious that Paul is going to buy a ps3 due to rumble…

Comment by The_Glovner on 2007-10-09 18:56:11 | Reply

I think everything you say is hilarious now, since you can’t actually reply to the post I submitted but still think you can go about having an opinion even though you refuse to acknowledge facts.

Comment by AugustusBot on 2007-10-09 19:26:31 | Reply

i’ve always thought everything YOU say is hilarious.

Comment by The_Glovner on 2007-10-10 14:22:45 | Reply

Good way to come back by just using the insult I gave in the first place, fuck me you get sharper by the minute eh?

“I know you are but what am I?”

Fucking child.

Comment by AugustusBot on 2007-10-10 16:06:44 | Reply

I know you are but what am I?

Comment by rampal on 2007-10-19 15:52:46 | Reply

Gods knows what went before - but that was pretty funny

Comment by Lone Goat on 2007-10-09 18:21:26 | Reply

the real question? is sony liein again?

Comment by just_kent on 2008-03-27 22:32:08 | Reply

Same here, don’t really miss the rumble. The system kicks major A## and doesn’t have the record for the most replaced/broken game system in on the market! ;) Hows that rumble feel when MS is busy replacing your fried 360?

Comment by stumpa on 2008-03-30 19:24:58 | Reply

hurry up please sony

Comment by Phil on 2008-03-31 01:20:30 | Reply

Motion sensing is a far better feature than rumble, and I don’t miss rumble at all. Absolutely no plans to buy any of the new controllers with rumble.

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