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Microsoft desires Wii 3rd party, working on X-mote

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http://kotaku.com/376987/microsoft-to-rip-off-wii-remote-by-end-of-year-says-source

The Xbox 360 may be getting its own take on the Wii remote later this year, reports MTV News, with Microsoft said to have been knee deep in "X-remote" development since Summer of 2007. MTV cites an anonymous developer who alleges that a motion-sensitive controller is being developed alongside a Mii-like avatar system with the input of developer Rare, who is said to be late on delivering a "unified interface and look for the controller."

The unnamed source provided MTV with a sketch, which our hasty mock up to the left is based on and explains the copious amount of holes.

If true, it reminds us of that other Rare project said to be in the works, the Xbox Live Arcade title with Vision cam support.

You may remember the rumor regarding Rare's The Fast and the Furriest based on internal docs delivered to Xbox 360 Fanboy. Those plans indicated that Rare was hard at work on a "wand type" interface with motion control and a furry outfit avatar system. Yes, it does sound like the stuff of nightmares.

Speaking of nightmares, MTV's source calls the project "a colossal clusterf***" which should certainly inspire confidence. There's even talk of waggle-formed games for the hardcore.

The best part? Rumored marketing materials that illustrate "how easy it would be for third parties to port their Wii games to the 360." We're not making this up!

Even more details on the exasperating copycatting await you at the original MTV News report. Consider it rumor for now, but given the extensive talk about Microsoft looking to shoehorn in Wii-like features, don't be surprised if such a thing pops up at the company's E3 press conference.

Hmm with the loss of HD-DVD it certainly is an interesting move if ture. The only problem is, the fanbase that buys the 360, didn't buy it to play Wii games, and vice versa. Also it would be a hard sell to someone that wants a Wii, because the 360 is more expensive, and the X-mote would be a separate accessory until they made a pricey console bundle. I'm guessing it would work via USB for a censor bar.

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To a certain extent I'd like to see this be true... Wii Like Controller + Hard Drive + Xbox Live - Internet Connection = Awsome... Then again this sounds like a late April Fool's Joke...


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i just hope that they make a blu ray drive for the 360, that is cheap

id rather buy the xb360, but if buying the console and blu ray drive, adds up to more then the ps3, i guess ill buy the ps3


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i doubt its a late april fools joke since they already did that here

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/promotions/2008/spring/default.htm


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i just hope that they make a blu ray drive for the 360, that is cheap

id rather buy the xb360, but if buying the console and blu ray drive, adds up to more then the ps3, i guess ill buy the ps3

Xbox would have to get permission from Sony to use blu-ray, I doubt they'd get a fair price for the rights to do so. As of now Microsoft is too proud to ask, or at least they act like it amongst all the rumors. Its a situation where Sony could not give them permission and laugh at them, or give them permission and pocket a nice chunk of cash. I think the 360 is fine how it is right now though.


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