TiltFX For PSP Adds Motion Control
Yeah, it's true. Those iPhone ads with the disembodied hands playing tilt-based games are pretty nifty. Wouldn't you want to do that with your PSP?
If so, it seems Datel has the answer. As revealed by Joystiq, the company has introduced a new accessory known as TiltFX, and it's designed to bring motion controls to "all PSP games." This peripheral will boast a three-axis MEMS sensor and can replace functions of the d-pad and the analog stick. Furthermore, Datel will provide you with customized profiles for certain titles like Wipeout, LocoRoco, and more. Apparently, it will be compatible with all PSP models up to the 3000 with the exception of the new PSP Go and lastly, if you pick up this new accessory, you won't need any custom firmware to use it. You can snag it now if you like; it'll cost you only $19.99 (or £14.99) and if you need further convincing, follow the previous link and check out the ad. Obviously, based on the price, this isn't an extremely technical upgrade and doesn't require a big investment to try. The question is, will handheld owners give it a shot or will this form of motion-based portable playing remain most popular with phones? Hard to tell...
Well, we're still waiting to see if Sony will relaunch the PSP Go with a lower price tag. However, neat little accessories like this can freshen up our PSP gaming experience.
3/22/2010 9:27:50 PM Ben Dutka