Portal 2 to feature motion controls

This was a triumph!  I’m making a note here, huge success!  It’s hard to overstate my satisfaction!

CES is full of gadgets, but software tidbits are available as well and today there was a big one on display.  Portal 2, the sequel to one of the top puzzle games ever made, was on display at the Intel press conference at CES today and attendees were able to see the game being played with the Razer Sixense controllers. This device was first announced at CES 2010, but little information has been released since that time

1up.com has a video on their site showing Portal 2 being used with the new system, and it looks like the controls fit the game perfectly.  The presenter talks about the Razer being an extension of your hand and in the video the user pushes his hand forward and throws an object, as well as manipulating objects in the game. If the demo is any indication, it appears that the Sixense is ready for prime time and could be an interesting entry into the motion controller scene.

There is still no official release date or pricing for the PC-centric controller nor is there word from Valve on whether Portal 2 will work with the Playstation 3’s Move system or with the Xbox 360’s Kinect system.

Oh, and the cake is a lie.

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All I'm hearing is: "We arent working on anything at the moment, we are just mucking aroud with processors and hardware."

First they tell us something about using sign language for ep3, then they tell us something about experimenting with the kinect. Now they are uttering trash about using a new cpu.

If you're not working on Ep3 tell us so we can come to terms and dote on some other company.

BTW: Whens L4d3 comming out? its about that time if the time between 1 and 2 is any indicator.

Thats great but will it work for parts of the game where you need to look in a certain direction to shoot a portal really fast or will there be a special motion control bonus levels to try to sell more Sixense controllers.

Oh, I hope you can play it without using it, otherwise my roommate/girlfriend's brother is going to be ****ED. Personally, I don't care as I didn't really enjoy the first.

MR_Candyman said,
Oh, I hope you can play it without using it, otherwise my roommate/girlfriend's brother is going to be ****ED. Personally, I don't care as I didn't really enjoy the first.

Oh I don't doubt that traditional controls will be usable, it would just be easier to keep in the existing controls than to get rid of them, plus Valve knows their demographic, and that it would be filled with butt-hurt if they made it motion only

nub said,
REALLY?! REALLY?! You think they're going to cut normal controller support?!

We don't know anything for a fact. They could certainly decide to cut it if they want. I doubt they would too, but as I said, I don't give a damn.

ew, wires on the controllers. You'd think in this day of age, you could at least make them a little more appealing..