Sony and Immersion End Lawsuit

Sony and Immersion have finally made up, possibly paving the way for future rumble compatibility on the sixaxis? Gamesindustry.biz certainly thinks so. A new agreement has been made which will see Immersion working on introducing rumble features into future Playstation products, although declined to comment exactly on what products these would be.

"Our new business agreement with Sony is specifically intended to enable advanced vibration capability for the benefit of the PlayStation community," said Victor Viegas, CEO of Immersion. "We are happy to provide our technology in this regard and hope to make technical proposals very soon with respect to use of our technology in the PlayStation products."

Kaz Hirai also commented on the agreement saying, "We look forward to exploring with Immersion exciting new ways to bring the largest and best range of gameplay experiences to our customers."

News source: Gamesindustry.biz
So, it seems as though Sony may be listening to the masses after all. Personally, rumble isn't a great loss for me, but it's always nice to know it's there. Like backwards compatibility.

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I see a SIXAXIS 2 (with rumble) coming in the future (Sony did this before, didn't the PS1 (original) come with a non-rumble controller and Sony released the Dual Shock (rumble controller) later on?)

Xerxes said,
I see a SIXAXIS 2 (with rumble) coming in the future (Sony did this before, didn't the PS1 (original) come with a non-rumble controller and Sony released the Dual Shock (rumble controller) later on?)

yep they did, then when they released the ps2. they made games only compatable with dualshock 2. which was a kick in the nut sack tbh

After the rumble being what woke me up several times when my characters went into battle using gambits on Final Fantasy XII when enemies spawned, I can safely say that I like rumble. If only as a physical alarm clock, it serves its purpose well.

Before that (when I was more awake, a few hours previous) I realised how much I like rumble, and how dead games would feel without it.

After almost beating Resistance: Fall of Man in co-op last night, man, I love the controller as is. Maybe some weight would help, but one thing concerns me most of all:

AFTER PAYING $50 FOR A WIRELESS F@#%ING CONTROLLER, A WIRELESS DUAL SHOCK BEST NOT COST MORE. GOD.

and the recharge cord. wtf. should be LONGER. god. suck. nut. a;ifhaotg

I think this is definitely a plus. I found the sixaxis to be very light, too light to feel comrtable in my hands. So this, I hope will fix the 'too light" issue with me.

I also like the rumble feature in fighting, racing, and FPS, they kinda feel lifeless without rumble. I like the little extras that come with life. =)