SplitFish Reveals New PS3 Controllers
First we had the Sixaxis, which quickly became the Dual Shock 3. But SplitFish wants to give PlayStation 3 owners even more options, and both will be officially unveiled at E3.
As revealed by That Gaming Site, SplitFish has announced the Dual SFX Evolution and the Dual SFX Frag Pro, two new PS3 exclusive controllers set to be released later this fall. You can see the pictures of each controller in that promotional shot, and they're clearly quite original. Said co-founder and head of creative development for SplitFish AG, Jason Johnson:
"We want to change the way people think about playing on game consoles. This FREVOLUTION X split-controller series was born from our customer and pro gamer wish list of control surfaces and designed around the natural macro/micro mechanics employed by your mind when playing action games. The result is an evolved, feature packed, customizable dual-controller setup that brings out the best in individual gaming styles."
Both controllers will be fully customizable (yay!) and not surprisingly, they'll be wireless as well. These probably won't appeal to all you RPG and action buffs out there, but those of you who want new ways to interact with your sports and flight titles should take heed. Oh, and these controllers will also work with any PS2 games you might be able to play on your PS3, too. The rumor that Sony will announce a new motion-sensing Wii-like controller for the PS3 continues to circulate but these are definitely confirmed. What do you think?
5/28/2009 Ben Dutka