Nintendo’s upcoming Wii MotionPlus add-on to the Wiimote controller, aimed at improving the accuracy of tracking the Wiimote’s movement in your hand, is at times so accurate “it’s overly responsive”, according to Thomas Singleton, producer of Grand Slam Tennis, Electronic Arts. Grand Slam Tennis is set to be one of the first games released that makes use of the Wii MotionPlus capabilities.
The Nintendo Wii MotionPlus add-on is “calibrating your hand motion, your WiiMote position, in relation to the sensors and after getting that calibration from the sensors, it’s detecting where you are in relation from the shortest sensor point; up to down, left to right,” explained Singleton, in an interview with TechRadar.
“It truly is giving you that one-to-one control movement of your arm motion and then mapping it directly to that one-to-one movement of your character on-screen. At times it’s overly responsive. It had so much fidelity we have limited that to make it a compelling experience. It’s great technology that takes the Wii experience to an even more literal level than ever before.”
The Nintendo Wii MotionPlus add-on is due to arrive in July, with Nintendo’s Wii Sports sequel, Wii Sports Resort.
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