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PSP Dualshock control?

ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
edited July 2007 in Games and Technology
pspfanboy wrote:
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US Patent Application 0070174531 is of particular interest to PSP fans: it reveals strange plans for connectivity between a DualShock/SIXAXIS controller and Sony's handheld. According to the patent, a "control docking unit" will "facilitate use of one or more controls provided on the control docking unit." Essentially, a controller connected to the PSP will be able to control the system.

The system will use a "wired or wireless communication link," which may suggest at both PS2 and PS3 controllers being compatible with this feature. In addition, "the portable processing unit can be configured to provide additional functions, features, or enhanced operation when coupled to the control docking unit." It looks like players will finally be able to use dual analog controls in-game. (Note: hackers have already been able to do something similar.)

Of course, not all patent applications come to fruition in the marketplace. Regardless, this is certainly an interesting development, one we wouldn't mind seeing Sony pursue.

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interesting, but will any developer support it?

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    interesting, but will any developer support it?
    more importantly, will it have rumble?

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I just thought of this, but based on that design, how in the world do you hold it stable and still use the shoulder buttons?

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    pfft...never

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    Mmmm... Cocks...Mmmm... Cocks... Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    When a friend of mine got Alpha 3 for his PSP I imagined how great it would be if you could hook up two controllers to the PSP. It's an amazing screen and hell, whatever else is on there? Guilty Gear? Fighting games have always been a little awkard on handhelds though I guess.

    Like, just sitting there on one of its many stands or strapped to the back of a car seat. It would just be nice I think.
    But it's really more of a nerdy dream I guess.

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    powersurgepowersurge Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    IMO the PSP would be the perfect mobile platform for fighting games if the D pad didn't suck.

    I replaced my nub with a larger one that sticks up. Its much easier on the thumb and works a lot better for Street Fighter and Ace combat than the default one.

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    Magus`Magus` The fun has been DOUBLED! Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    It has two.. controllers?

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    TiemlerTiemler Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I like it. The PSP was too portable, and the Sixaxis wasn't uncomfortable enough.

    But why stop there?

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    ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    i like the PSP controls

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Tiemler wrote: »
    I like it. The PSP was too portable, and the Sixaxis wasn't uncomfortable enough.

    But why stop there?

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