Mad Genius Controllers created a proof of concept splittable motion controller — which heavily evokes thoughts of Sony's break-apart DualShock 3 controller concept from 2008 — demonstrating its use with an Xbox 360 version of Skyrim in a YouTube video.
According to the video's description, the controller has tracking accuracy of one hundredth of an inch and can also function as a normal controller. The company states that neither the Xbox 360 console or Skyrim have been modified in anyway and that the controller can be used with Xbox, Xbox360,1, , , Nintendo or PC.
Some YouTube viewers noticed a lag when the user swings a sword or hammer and the company addressed these concerns claiming that lag happens even when using a normal controller.
"In Skyrim heavier weapons take longer to swing so the warhammer takes longer to swing than the sword. The trigger press on a 'normal' controller or the player's motion starts the swing," the company wrote. "The weapon takes time to move and this is part of the Skyrim software. It's not a delay in the controller response."
The next demonstration video will feature the controller in action with a game from the. As the current controller is heavily wired, Mad Genius Controllers intend to launch a crowdfunding campaign to fund the development of a wireless version at some point.