Drop the appeal and we’ll help with PS3 rumble says Immersion president, Victor Viegas.
If I were Sony, I’d take the deal. $90 million isn’t “that” much to pay for something the courts seem to think Immersion has valid patents for. Microsoft was smart. They bought 10% of the company and settled early for $26m. A small-ish price to pay for a technology that adds a lot to a gamer’s experience. I always thought it was a little naff that the Nintendo Wavebird wireless controller for the Gamecube didn’t have a rumble function, even if as a result it has fantastic battery life. Ever since the Dual Shock was released, controller rumble has been a staple of console games. When used well it adds an extra dimension to the game experience.