Rumour: Nintendo NX Controller Supports Motion Control And Force Feedback

There is a deafening silence that continues to surround Nintendo NX, with Nintendo still yet to date when they will reveal the “dedicated game platform.”

While Nintendo has stayed quiet, reports emerged in July that the platform will be a portable, handheld console with detachable controllers. Now sources have backed the report to Let’s Play Video Games, adding that the detachable controllers will support basic motion control on par with Wii Remote Plus, and “advanced vibration force feedback.”

The website cites two independent sources for the rumour, one of which was used when they had leaked Until Dawn: Rush of Blood a week before the game’s announcement last year.

The business idea behind the concept will see the Wii Remote phased out over time, while allowing Nintendo to retain the same controller input. Multiplayer games on Nintendo NX will support existing Wii Remote and Wii Remote Plus controllers, but this will be determined by the developer. That expectation matches up with the fact that Just Dance 2017 was the first third-party game to be announced for Nintendo NX.

Whereas their source describe the force feedback as “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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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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