The New Xbox 360 Controller That Could Be Mistaken For A Real Gun

The New Xbox 360 Controller That Could Be Mistaken For A Real Gun
Technology
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

A new computer games controller that could be mistaken for a real gun is set for release early next year. The Delta Six controller for video games like Call of Duty looks frighteningly similar to a genuine firearm, with its inventor claiming ‘the only way to get more real is to enlist’.

Aimed at adult gamers, the device is intended to give players of First-Person Shooting (FPS) games a more immersive experience than has been possible so far.

However, the imminent release of the hyper-realistic add-on is bound to raise fears that computer games encourage violent behaviour among the young.

The hybrid controller incorporates all the controls of a standard joypad in a shell modelled on military grade assault weapons.

With a built-in accelerometer that its makers say can be used in any game without calibration, it aims like a real gun without the need for a receiver on top of the user’s television set.

The controller also features a range of pressure switches, one of which can automatically switch the game to precision aiming mode by simply holding the device up to the user’s cheek.

Other functions include a faux recoil simulation that makes it judder like it’s spitting lead from the muzzle, and a real-life style reloading function in the gadget’s magazine.

The device ships with a range of accessories that allow users to convert it from full-length sniper rifle to compact sub-machine gun, depending on their preferred style of play.

The Delta Six is the brainchild of David Kotkin, who is well known in gaming circles for his Avenger joypad mod.

He said: ‘For the first time a Call of Duty player will feel more immersed in game-play and have more control over the game than ever before. The only way to get more real is to enlist.’

Mr Kotkin’s company says preliminary testing has shown that the Delta Six is easier and faster to use than a standard controller for FPS-style games.

‘This wins against a reg controller, even with and Avenger adapter on it,’ the inventor said. ‘We’re more excited about Delta Six than any other project to date.

‘The Wii, and the Move tried but could not make a fun and innovative motion control for FPS games. So we had to.’

However, he adds: ‘This is fun for adults, not for gamers younger than 21.’ The Delta Six is expected to cost $89 (£55) when it launches early next year.

Mitch Mustain | Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Julian Sonny

From the sandy beaches of Hawaii, to the streets of New York: Julian has seen it all. His lifetime of travels has given him a broad scope of knowledge and an eclectic taste unlike any other in the tri-state area. Julian has often been compared to cultural icon, The Rock, because of his unequivocal work ethic and warrior-like stature.

More In Technology

Technology Ashley Fern

This MacGyver-Like Hair Clip Can And Will Actually Save Your Life

Remember those little, flimsy hair clips circa 1990? Well, apparently they are making a huge comeback as mini toolboxes. Yes, you read that correctly — toolboxes. Each sports a flat head screwdriver, a 5/16 wrench, a serrated edge that can even slice through a rope and a ruler! Sunglasses need tightening? Just take the hair clip […]

Also On Elite

Women

This Former Prostitute Claims To Have Slept With Over 10,000 Men In A 12-Year Span

Gwyneth Montenegro, one of Australia’s highest earning sex workers, slept with 10,000 men amidst a whirlwind lifestyle of lust, cocaine and champagne. A woman who describes herself as “a normal person at home down your street,” Montenegro admits that what spiraled her into the sex industry was relentless bullying and ridiculously low self-esteem. She said, […]

Envision

This Mercedes-Benz Self-Driving Truck Will Change The Way We Transport Things

New technology from Mercedes-Benz ensures that self-driving automobiles are not just a figment of a science fiction junkie’s imagination. Parent company of Mercedes-Benz, Daimler, revealed a video of its Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025. It showed the vehicle driving completely by itself on Germany’s famous Autobahn at high speeds. This is all made possible by Highway Pilot, a new […]

Envision

The Clean Cup Sanitizes Your Beer Pong Balls, Saving Germaphobes Everywhere

For every beer-drinking, competitive game-playing, class-skipping student there’s a solution to sticky beer pong balls. The Clean Cup is every undergraduate’s wet dream. This Kickstarter is a portable, battery-operated device that uses “a combination of a high pressure stream of water and bursts of air to ensure full cleaning coverage,” which lasts only five seconds. […]