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, PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii or Windows 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 Halo franchise. 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.