“With six degrees of freedom you can basically make any movement at all, and be able to track that in combination with the sensor bar and other sensors included in the Wii remote. Add the gyroscope capability and you have the ability to work in all three dimensions of space.”
A refreshing statement from Joe Virginia, vice-president of the company that brings us MotionPlus for Wii, InvenSense.
It’s what we’ve all been waiting for! The ability to wave the Wii Remote in any direction, and have true output as if one were actually swinging a sword, or tennis racket.
But as far as Nintendo being the only company with such technology available will be more than questionable in the near-to-late future.
“Of course we’re incredibly pleased – delighted would probably be a better adjective – that Nintendo approached us… but it’s not an exclusive relationship,”
Virginia hasn’t and won’t release any information on what systems, or companies, will be using their technology.
“I can’t get into details about other folks that are interested in this technology, but as you might imagine of course there is more interest out there.”
So this means Wii will still have the most physically interactive games, but for how long?
Come on Nintendo, you’ve got to have something up your sleeve. We built this city on originality.