More Reviews
REVIEWS BOXBOY! Review
What does the box say? Nothing. And it's gloriously addictive.

Life is Strange: Episode 2 - Out Review
The secret lives of ordinary American teenagers packs an emotional wallop in the latest installment of Life is Strange.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Dirty Bomb Preview
Looking for a more competitive, challenging online FPS multiplayer game? Splash Damage is introducing just that by dropping a Dirty Bomb on the free-to-play game market.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones
Release date: Out Now

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
Release date: 04/07/15


LATEST FEATURES A Guide to Choosing Your Class in Pillars of Eternity
Prepare for an epic journey as the class best for you.

Buy, Try, Die: April 2015 Releases
It's really all about Mortal Kombat X this month. So will you buy it, try it, or should it die?!
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Top 50 Pokémon of All Time
Can you believe there are now six generations of Pokémon? Six!! That's a crazy amount of different creatures to collect. But which are the cream of the crop? Don't worry, Magikarp isn't actually one of them.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP shandog137
Re-Masters - Next-Gen Backwards Compatibility?
By shandog137
Posted on 03/30/15
I am a PS3 owner and someday hope to be a PS4 owner, yet I am not at all dissatisfied with my choice to delay purchase, solely based on the current PS4 library. When I transitioned from a Playstation 1 to a Playstation 2, I was pleasantly surprised that I could for the most part rid myself of my PS1...

GAMING NEWS

Xbox 720 To Have Touchscreen Controller Like Wii U

Posted on Friday, February 10 @ 08:04:17 Eastern by



It seems that Microsoft believes Nintendo is on to something with the Wii U's touchscreen controller, according to a new report from Xbox World magazine. The magazine claims that Microsoft's next Xbox will feature a touchscreen controller, much like the Wii U, although less bulky and more along the lines of the PlayStation Vita's form-factor.

The "tablet" style controller could "be a remote control when you're watching TV, a browser when you're on the internet, extra buttons and information when you're playing a game or a portable display when you want to take your game with you", says the magazine. The console will also feature an upgraded Kinect that can sense up to four players at once, all the way down to finger-tracking.

The magazine explains that Microsoft won't be looking for a homerun with the CPU and GPU, and instead will focus on entertainment, changing the way we play games. They also add that the next Xbox "won't be cheap".

Tablets have become the all-in-one enterainment device, so it makes sense that console manufacturers are looking to capture some of that market, while bringing new experiences to the traditional home console. If both Nintendo and Microsoft go with such a plan, you can expect Sony to do the same thing. Depending on the timeline of when these next-gen consoles release, if Sony can get the price of the Vita down enough by the time the next PlayStation launches, it easily could function as one of these touchscreen "controllers", and it would be the best of both worlds having dual-analog sticks and front and rear touch capabilities.

Are touchscreen, tablet-like input devices the future of gaming controllers?

[Via]

 

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution