The lights are on
Microsoft may have a controller in the works that can recognize the person holding it.
A recently discovered patent shows an Xbox 360 controller that can recognize a player, "using a hand-pressure signature." If it can remember who you are, then it may have some memory built into it. Microsoft similar interactivity with the Kinect, but personally, I have never been able to get it to recognize me, so I am skeptical about this new idea.
People often forget that the Wii remote has a little bit of storage capacity. The Wii remote won't recognize who you are just by touching it, but you can transport up to 10 Miis to another Wii console using the remote.
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Who even holds a 360 controller like that anyway?
What is the point of using a controller that knows who you are? I see real benefit to the consumer.
But what exactly would the point of this be? Would it log you into your specific gamerprofile if it recognizes you and you have multiple gamerprofiles on your system? That would save a little bit of time for some people, but it's not that big of a deal, but maybe I'm missing the real reason why they're doing this.
Well, its an interesting idea! is it going to be for the Xbox 360, or the next Xbox? why change a good idea? just improve the old controller! I don't see a need for a hand pressure signature that recognizes you, because you only use it to control the game. NOW IF IT could interact with a game, say it recognizes you getting tense in a shootout, then the character would get tense and thus mechanics would change, such as shaky hands or different aim, that would be awesome! I guess we'll see eventually!
They are developing a technology that is only going to make the controller cost more than it should to save people the trouble of pushing a button to sign in.
How about you design a better D-Pad and make an analog stick that doesn't go slack so easily? If you price the controller reasonably and promote local multiplayer games, people might have a reason to buy a new controller other than "mine died".
So this controller is going to be even more expensive that the already-ludacris $60 ones. Nobody can afford this crap. "In this economy" next-gen systems will sit on the shelf.
This idea is horrible. Does anyone realize that this seems to be planned to recognize players based on the exact location of their hands, down to fingers, fingernails? This cannot work since I doubt that anyone grabs their controller exactly the same every time.
This sounds kind of cool, but my question is, why would you need your conroller to remember who you are. I can't see the practical application of that. Plus, I'm pretty sure that it's going to be pretty expensive.
Doesnt seem like this information is very credible, so why don't we relax.
Microsoft will not disappoint. And I'm sure if something is in the works, that will be above the standards presented in this.
This could be another ploy at stopping the sale of used equipment....just like they have done with used games requiring codes to play online....just a theory though.
Why does it matter if the controller is pressure sensitive or not? pretty stupid if you ask me since mostly everyone has their own and if you want someone else to use it then they cant. WOW microsoft just another stupid way to earn money. SMH
That is almost like the wii remote. So if that does happen. Then it will probably recognize our avatar and xbox live profile.
i wold like to hope for this but then again what happens when we sell the remote or it breaks then what would happen.