Xbox 360 'Wii Remote' in development?
Microsoft keeping mum
Microsoft is secretly designing a Wii Remote-style motion controller for the Xbox 360, it has been claimed. If it's real, the add-on could appear in stores in time for Christmas.
An unnamed developer source has apparently told MTV News that Microsoft’s motion-sensitive controller is designed to replicate all of the Wii Remote’s functions and more. The source claimed Rare, a Microsoft-owned games development studio, has been tasked with developing the controller – although the source alleges that Rare has had trouble hitting development deadlines.
MTV’s source sketched out the controller’s design and although the drawing looks almost identical to the Wii Remote, Microsoft’s version isn’t attached to a secondary controller, as the Wii Remote is with the Nunchuck.
Artist's impression: the rumoured Xbox 360 'Wii Remote'
A speaker is integrated into the controller’s top section and a microphone into the bottom, suggesting the Microsoft unit could be used with for karaoke and VoIP as well as gaming. The sketch also indicates that an analogue controller could be incorporated too.
But, much like the Wii Remote, Microsoft’s design has four top-mounted buttons and an underside trigger.
The source added that the controller is being developed to interact with Microsoft’s Xbox Live Vision Camera, a 1.3-megapixel snapper designed for video chat and capturing still images.
In a double blow to Nintendo, the source also claimed that Rare is working on Wii-style avatars for Xbox 360 gamers. The Microsoft's answer to Nintendo's Miis could be more detailed than those seen on the Wii, the better to suit the kind of gamers who favour the Xbox over the Wii.
Microsoft has already stated that it doesn’t comment on rumour or speculation, so for the time being, Xbox 360 gamers will have to sit back and wait.
It's usually the case that the first poster to accuse someone of being a fanboy, is most likely a fanboy themselves.
In your case, there's nothing in your post to suggest otherwise.
Another Sony fanboy spending their time flaming the Xbox 360 instead of playing their huge catalogue of AAA games or watching overpriced movies on their wonderful console.
If the PS3 is so superior, then why not enjoy using it and wait for the demise of the 360, (as you and all your sheep-like fanboy chums seem to think is inevitable)? I'll tell you why not, because you all feel threatened by the console with the larger user base and superior games catalogue.
Its almost like you fanboys feel you have to justify your purchase of your white elephant of a console. When your highest profile release (and the first to be bundled with the console) is little more than a demo, then I'd imagine you would be starting to regret purchasing the PS3.
Get a life mate.
Just a quick HDD point
You need a HDD on the 360 to go online with Burnout Paradise, for example.