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Nuvian
05-22-2008, 15:25
360 motion controller is real, says ANOTHER mag


Thursday 22-May-2008 2:06 PM 'Newton' controller and Microsoft Mii system well into development, claims Xbox World 360

Another magazine has piped up to claim that the Xbox 360 motion controller 'Newton' is real, making the 360 Wii Remote look even more likely to be the real deal.

In its latest issue, Xbox World 360 reports that its own sources have "confirmed" that both the 360 motion contoller and Rare-helmed Xbox 360 'Mii' project are real, and will be out before the end of the year.

Last month MTV reported (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=186359) it's heard all about the 'Newton' controller from an unnamed developer, and then the blokes at 8bitjoystick piped up (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=186573) to say they'd heard about the Newton and Rare 'Mii' project as well.

"This month, sources confirmed to us that both projects are real, which shouldn't come as a surprise given Microsoft's eagerness to ensnare the casual market," says Xbox World 360.

"The Microsoft Mii system is well into development at Rare's offices here in the UK, while the controller itself remains more mysterous," the mag continues.

"Partnering with a third-party hardware developer as Nintendo did, Microsoft would want to bring the controller to market before the end of 2008."

Last week Microsoft Game Studios boss played dumb on the Newton rumours, telling us (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=188953): "I've never heard of a motion sensing controller... I don't know what you are talking about..."

Xbox World 360 issue 66, with Resident Evil 5 on the cover, is on shelves now.
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=189501
Hopefully they do a good job implanting this.

tmacfan4321
05-22-2008, 15:52
Yeah, I would hope so too. The marketing is going to have to be really good to capture some of the casual market. The fact that it will be easier to find than a Wii and only $30 more expensive is a plus. And it's an Xbox 360.

Rareware
05-22-2008, 18:53
Here is the website for Motus Games. http://www.motusgames.com/ (http://www.motusgames.com/)

I called the toll free number listed on the site, 877-846-2688, and talked the customer service department. They are developing the motion sensing controller but since it's still in the development stages, it's not available for sale.

The site claims that it's a third party accessory for the 360 and PS3, so I doubt that this is MS' Newton controller.