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Rumour: Nintendo NX Controller Features Wii-like Motion Control With Force-Feedback

The Nintendo NX rumours just keep coming and the latest backs up Eurogamers recent report that it’s a handheld with detachable controllers that can be plugged into a system dock to be played on your television. However, Let’s Play Video Games says that the detachable controllers will support motion control and will also have a form of “advanced vibration force feedback”.

The source has told the publication that the force feedback is apparently “very similar to the Vive controller, in that it alters intensity, pulsing patterns and duration of vibration to mimic the sensation of a range of different movement types. It’s not just one vibration for all situations, there’s a notable difference between the hard abrupt feedback of a sword clash or the softer, longer thud of something like hitting a tennis ball.”

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    1. so, haptic feedback is when something vibrates to simulate a specific type of surface, like carpet, sand paper etc. where as force feedback simulates the vibration from an impact, like, as the article stated, clashing with a sword or hitting a tennis ball.

  1. Of course there’d be an element of motion control. There are too many instances in games where this is a very nice addition… motion should be used like salt however… just like many have and will say these rumors should be taken with

        1. The hybrid rumor is neat and I would totally be down with it, but part of me kind of hopes it’s something totally out of left field that no one saw coming at all.

          1. Im hoping we get both. Playing the Wii U gamepad yesterday, the idea of taking something similar (hopefully a lot thinner and more akin to modern devices) anywhere to play games really would be a game changer. But adding an element we weren’t expecting, something innovative. To me, that will be the biggest draw. Even if people cry gimmick, I am still excited to see something new

  2. “very similar to the Vive controller”

    I wonder if this is a hint that the NX will be ready to support VR later down the road. OR maybe VR will be the “new way to play” right off the bat. 11:59pm PST September 30th can’t get here soon enough.

  3. Cmon Nintendo. I’m killing the hype from waiting impatiently. Give it up! Tell us! Give us something. One iota of info.

    1. The Nintendo Enquirer. Extra, extra! Read all about it! NX will be a hybrid that is weaker than current gen consoles but somehow is stronger than current consoles! Has a Tegra and an AMD in it. Has detachable controllers that bake bread. Emily Rogers is our lead investigative journalist. We also outsource some of our to stories to Eurogamer. Hot off the presses people! Is your body ready? Are you in the NX rumor hype train? Hype!

  4. Well, that sounds interesting.
    The main issue with the Wiimote was always the lack of force feedback, and nowhere was it more apparent than in Skyward Sword, all those forced motion controls (Bird riding, swimming, aiming) failed miserably because of the lack of proper feedback like the one Twilight Princess gave us with the IR pointer.
    Maybe they could get the Wiimote right this time around.

    1. Chill out. It will be revealed soon when the time is right. It just feels like a long time because there’s been nothing to play in the meantime.

      1. Good thing I got PS4 with a backlog of games to play & plenty of other games on the horizon. Same with n3DS, to a degree.

  5. Eurogamer is not Nintendo as don’t claim they have confirmation leaks about any and all NX related material, please take these with a HUGE grain of salt. Even IF true it has to be confirmed by Nintendo and Nintendo only, not some journalist that claim they have “connections” with Nintendo.

  6. How long do you think the battery life is going to be on this thing? I can’t imagine it’s easy to power the system and two controllers simultaneously with haptic feedback.

  7. This sounds more like an advanced rumble feature where the rumble reacts differently depending on the item or weapon or situation taking place. Like say your character is using a jackhammer, the rumble feature will mimic the vibrations of an actual jackhammer. That would actually be pretty awesome but it also sounds like it might be expensive.

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