Saturday, January 12, 2013

More living fossil controllers

Back in June I wrote about how the evolution of video game controller designs may have ended like it did for crocodiles with the Xbox 360 controller, as can be seen by the almost duplicate WiiU controller.

I recently saw two Android controllers that went the same route, the Moga Pro and the Project Shield. There is more supporting evidence here.

This two handed, two thumbstick, two trigger, two bumper, four face button and directional pad design may be with us for a long time.


  1. If I had to guess I would say that in the near future game controllers will probably wither and die. We are partway there already.

  2. No way N8r, Kinect is great but it is a different type of control. There's no substitute for buttons when playing Mario.