Like them or not, motion-sensing game controllers are here to stay, and in addition to the Wii Controller, the PlayStation 3 Wands and the Xbox 360's Project Natal, PC gamers will soon be getting in on the act thanks to the latest peripheral from Razer.
Dubbed tentatively the Razer Sixense Ultra Precise Motion Controller, the device has been shown off at CES 2010 and looks set to add another dimension to PC gaming. Using Sixense TrueMotion technology, the peripheral consists of remote-like controllers that are tracked by a low-power magnetic field that determines both the position and rotation.
By using a magnetic field, Sixense's TrueMotion technology doesn't rely on line-of-sight and promises tracking precision to 1mm and ultra-low-latency feedback.
With the ability to detect movement along six axis, the control mechanism is showing potential for both creative and gaming use. In terms of gaming, the controller has already already been given the backing of major developers such as iD and Valve, with the latter already stating that it plans to utilise TruMotion technology in its "future game designs".
But don't get carried away just yet, Razer's controller is still a work in progress, and there's no mention of potential pricing. The good news is that we're told the peripheral will be in stores before the end of the year.
Want to see it in action? Here's Sixense CTO and chief architect Jeff Bellinghausen showing off exactly what the product can do: