Xbox 360 Motion Controller next week?

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According to Kotaku, there is a rumour floating around that Microsoft may debut a 360 Motion Controller next week.

With the Wii leading the Waggle pack and the PS3 using the sixaxis controller, it seems that Microsoft wants to jump on the waggle-wagon as well. There have been rumours of a motion controller being developed for the 360 for quite a while now, only to be brushed off or denied by Microsoft.

However, according to Kotaku, an unnamed source has told them that Microsoft “may be showing its Xbox 360 motion controller as early as next week to press, a controller geared specifically for Banjo Kazooie 3 gameplay. In fact, we’ve heard that select members of the press have already seen the controller—in use on the next Banjo Kazooie title—in action.”

It seems that if Microsoft is in fact going to be introducing a motion controller, that they will be using the new Banjo Kazooie game as a means of introducing it to the world. This does make you wonder if this means that Banjo Kazooie will require the controller, as that will mean that the game will have to have the controller bundled with it. I can’t see Microsoft throwing it in for free, so if it is required, we can probably expect the game to retail at a higher price than usual.

Interestingly enough, if it turns out to not be a requirement of the game, Microsoft will risk having the new controller be a flop. This makes me think that the chances of it being bundled are quite high.

Then again, this is just a rumour, so I think it’s best that we don’t spend too much time pondering over Microsoft’s waggle-woes until we have something concrete.

Last Updated: May 9, 2008

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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