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PS3 will not support force feedback steering wheels

Discussion in 'News' started by zekrahminator, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    While both the Microsoft Xbox360 and Nintendo Wii support force feedback, the Sony PS3 somehow lacks anything like it. And so, it is no surprise that the Sony PS3 cannot support force feedback steering wheels. Sony explains it rather vaguely:
    Basically, Sony is saying that programming force feedback into PS3 games is not possible, due to the difficulty to adding an additional layer of programming to the "Sixaxis". Sony's lack of force feedback support may have something to do with the 2003 lawsuit brought against Sony by Immersion, and the judge's denial of Sony's subsequent appeal.

    Source: Joystiq
     
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    thats crap then, didnt the ps2 support it ?
     
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    They gave it up while trying to copy the Wii for motion sensing. :laugh:
     
  4. overcast New Member

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    No they gave it up to avoid lawsuits.
     
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    Exactly. I was reading about them getting sued in a magazine this morning, I'll post what they said about it when I get back to the office, don't have the magazine with me.

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    Unfortunately, Company X (cant remember who) holds the patent for force-feedback and SONY didnt want to license it, due to cost.
     
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    Wow... Sony, what are you trying to do? Making bad games and not supporting force feedback won't sell the PS3's
     
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    THEY WERE UNDER COPYRIGHT LAWSUITS. :banghead:
     
  9. zekrahminator

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    Yes, whatever the used for force feedback was copyrighted. However, consoles these days are just short of expected to have a "rumble pack" of some sort. Sony could have found some other way to do it, but that would have pushed the release date even further back. Basically, Sony is stuck in a rut :p.
     
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    That sucks, motion in the ps3 just isnt like the Wii. Id rather have rumble and no motion, than motion and no rumble.
     
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    lol, just another reason ps3 sucks ass. i'll stick with my wii.
     
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    Copying the Wii's motion sensing was a coverup for the lawsuits. You are stooooopid if you can't see through this.
     
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    sony will eventually get it right. start banging the consoles out, throw enough money to bribe some developers to make a few decent games for it, and all the while while folk are kept happy with a few games sony work on some sort of rumble feature, and hopefully improve the motion software, as no doubt currently it must suck balls.
     
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    Gran Turismo Vision is now officially ruined.
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    it was ruined the second that they announced it was only for ps3:roll:
     
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    they ruined Gran Turismo when the announced its was going to be pay per car
     

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