360 motion controller is real, says another mag

Another magazine has piped up to claim that the Xbox 360 motion controller 'Newton' is real, making the 360 Wii Remote look even more likely to happen.

In its latest issue, UK mag Xbox World 360 reports that its own sources have "confirmed" that both the 360 motion controller and Rare-helmed Xbox 360 'Mii' project are real, and will be out before the end of the year.

Last month MTV reported it's heard all about the 'Newton' controller from an unnamed developer, and then the blokes at 8bitjoystick piped up to say they'd heard about the Newton and Rare 'Mii' project as well.

"This month, sources confirmed to us that both projects are real, which shouldn't come as a surprise given Microsoft's eagerness to ensnare the casual market," says Xbox World 360.

"The Microsoft Mii system is well into development at Rare's offices here in the UK, while the controller itself remains more mysterious," the mag continues.

"Partnering with a third-party hardware developer as Nintendo did, Microsoft would want to bring the controller to market before the end of 2008."

Last week Microsoft Game Studios boss played dumb on the Newton rumours, telling us: "I've never heard of a motion sensing controller... I don't know what you are talking about..."

Xbox World 360 issue 66, with Resident Evil 5 on the cover, is on shelves in the UKnow.

Courtesy of CVG.

May 22, 2008