The Wii’s ultimate legacy with hardcore gamers may be one of potential wasted, but what those gamers often miss is that it made arguably one of the most influential contributions to the modern gaming market of all gaming machines. Motion controls have now become a mainstay of all devices- Nintendo’s own 3DS and Wii U use them, Sony’s PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 utilize them, VR solutions on the market such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR utilize them, and even mass market devices like smartphones and tablets use them.
Motion controls, in other words, are here to stay, and each device has some form of them at this point- so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Nintendo’s upcoming NX will include the functionality, too- especially given that Nintendo pioneered the functionality to begin with.
Let’s Play Video Games, a site formed by ex-Destructoid alum, and previously responsible for accurately leaking Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, is reporting (via NeoGAF) that according to their sources, the Nintendo NX, which will be in line with Eurogamer’s leak of the device, will feature Wii-like controllers for the detachable controllers that the rumor mentioned. They will support basic motion control, similar to the Wii Motion Plus, and will have a form of localized haptic force feedback, which will differentiate the kind of vibration feedback the player receives from the game. It also sounds like Wii Remotes will be supported for multiplayer purposes, too- at least to begin with.
All of this sounds like fairly standard and expected stuff, so I can’t say I am too surprised or scandalized by any of it. Nintendo’s NX is due to be launched worldwide in March next year, and an announcement is allegedly due this Fall, most likely some time in September.