bit-gamer.net

Razer announces PC motion controller

Razer announces PC motion controller

Razer announced at IDF 2010 that it had partnered with SixthSense to make a new motion controller.

IDF 2010: Razer, in conjunction with SixthSense will release a motion capture controller designed for gaming on the PC sometime next year.

The announcement came at the Intel Developer Forum 2010 in San Francisco, towards the end of Intel's keynote address delivered by General Manager Dadi Perlmutter.

Razer claimed the as-yet-unnamed device will be supported by a bunch of big game publishers, including Valve.

Details on what the product is are still thin on the ground, so it's unclear , how much it will cost or even what design it will have, but it should be out within a year.

We'll be trying to find out more from both Razer and Intel as the show goes on throughout the week, so stay tuned for further updates.

Let us know your thoughts about PC-based motion controllers in the forum.

19 Comments

Discuss in the forums Reply
Memnoch-fr 14th September 2010, 10:42 Quote
Not too sure what this would be used for? I guess HTPCs may have some scope... Wii does it well enough, but has the right games for their use.
rjkoneill 14th September 2010, 10:57 Quote
PC motion controller - Do Not Want
tozsam 14th September 2010, 11:03 Quote
might give media centre PC's a leg up into the general consumer market
CAPSLOCK 14th September 2010, 11:58 Quote
All aboard the bandwagon! Next stop, Bloody Useless Peripherals!
mighty_pirate 14th September 2010, 12:36 Quote
PS3 & 360 controllers work with a PC, as do their guitar hero controllers & the PS3 Splitfish.
I wasn't really interested in getting a motion controller, but had assumed that the PS Move &/or Kinect would probably work with a PC should any games support it. But I think it's less likely to work the other way around.
In which case it's not going to do so well when there's a multiplatform alternative already established.
Spuzzell 14th September 2010, 12:44 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by tozsam
might give media centre PC's a leg up into the general consumer market

+1

I've been wanting a gesture control system for a media centre for ages. You walk in with your date, wave a hand to turn the music on and then do a smooth downward gesture to lower the volume to 'hey, we don't need underwear" levels.

For gaming I don't want it, at least not until 3D is the norm. 3D controls with 3D visuals make sense to me.
WildThing 14th September 2010, 13:47 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spuzzell
+1

I've been wanting a gesture control system for a media centre for ages. You walk in with your date, wave a hand to turn the music on and then do a smooth downward gesture to lower the volume to 'hey, we don't need underwear" levels.



Yeah I like the idea of a Wiimote style controller for my HTPC.
Greentrident 14th September 2010, 13:51 Quote
I'm still waiting for my "point blank" style PC light gun!
Actually having a games capable media centre PC I may be interested in this - depends if it comes with a cack virtual pet simulator!
CHiwi 14th September 2010, 13:53 Quote
you guys seen this before: http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/home-entertainment/cf9b/

your date will either leave or jump you, depending on how much she loves harry potter.

the guys that made it, got a crap load of investment money on dragons den a while ago.
Redbeaver 14th September 2010, 14:02 Quote
its a good first step towards the future.

i cant wait until our computers are like Tony Stark's gesture-control in Iron Man 2.
CharlO 14th September 2010, 14:39 Quote
I want a Head Banguers Super Stars!
CharlO 14th September 2010, 14:40 Quote
Now, actually, I think whole body motion controlled is pretty stupid, if I wanted to do it with my body I'll do it in real life, I expect more from the PC :)
mrbens 14th September 2010, 14:55 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by rjkoneill
PC motion controller - Do Not Want

same here :)
ssj12 14th September 2010, 18:15 Quote
details on the basics of the product is widely available on Razer's webpage.... http://www.razerzone.com/motionsensing/
Neogumbercules 15th September 2010, 06:02 Quote
I thought all this motion control crap was mostly aimed for casual non-gamers. So... the exact opposite of the PC gaming crowd. How big can the market on PC gaming for a motion controller really be?
jcb121 18th September 2010, 16:09 Quote
this is a good thing, due to the next gen of consoles taking ages, casual gamers next wii may be a pc, and that goes for all the other consoles too.

this isn't going to replace a mouse, and every that says they do not want this is a fool, because I/people would rather have something like this in a shop, then sit at there desk at 4 in the morning wishing for a way to control things in game with their hands.

and i thought that this is what the pc is about? PC is nothing to do with mouse and keyboard, pc is about the openness and freedom of what you want. If some people want to play with ps3 controllers, great, if people want 360 controllers, even better, and if people want to play something with motion control without holding a piece of crap with a glowing orb on it or a ir camera, Fantastic.
Picarro 18th September 2010, 16:24 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHiwi
you guys seen this before: http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/home-entertainment/cf9b/

your date will either leave or jump you, depending on how much she loves harry potter.

the guys that made it, got a crap load of investment money on dragons den a while ago.

I might buy this and it
Log in

You are not logged in, please login with your forum account below. If you don't already have an account please register to start contributing.



Discuss in the forums