The truth will set you free: old vibes and new tech?
The cost of Sony and Immersion force feedback litigation... $90 million.
One Pelican PlayStation controller bought off eBay... $5.
Proving that the motion-sensing technology and rumble feature worked together ten years ago... priceless.
This is a video that shows off a decade-old controller that worked with not only PlayStation games like WarHawk back in the day, but also PS2 games like Gran Tourismo. You can thank the independent source of PSM for the find, though the video is admittedly awkward.
What does this prove? Obviously vibration feedback and motion-sensing in a controller is not only possible, but it's already been done! So why isn't Sony jumping on this already? Who knows... But it's looking more and more like the bad vibes between Immersion and their patented rumble feature could be keeping Sony from implementing it. With TouchSense claiming to fix it all, and proof that it's been done before, what else could it be?