There is no doubt that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a runaway hit. However, a small startup called Sixense is bringing a next generation motion controller which makes Skyrim and other games – truly awesome.
We heard of Sixense thanks to Simon Solotko, former AMD social guru whose vision of Holodeck didn’t found ground with the PC salesman who is now heading that company. AMD’s loss was Sixense’s gain though, since the team now is getting more and more vocal about this quite simply, awesome way to play games.
If you ever played Nintendo Wii, the Sixense controller operates at a similar concept of motion. However, similarities end there. At the end of the day, Nintendo is a console controller and applications are adjusted as such. Sixense technology is optimized for PC gaming, which has much more controls and the way of thinking is different.
Check the video above for demonstration of Razer Hydra, first controller utilizing the technology – in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Needless to say, I want one.