Skin-stretching game controller pitched for next Xbox
The University of Utah is pitching Microsoft and other console makers on a new game controller that provides extra feedback when playing a game.
An experimental game controller that pulls and stretches the skin of your thumbs has been pitched to Microsoft and other console makers, according to the BBC.
We've spent years prodding and poking at game controllers, but now it looks like they're finally fighting back. The painful-sounding peripheral has been crafted by engineers from the University of Utah, and features two red "tactors" that sit under your thumbs, and feel like the prickly cursor controllers you find in the middle of some laptops.
Those contact buds will jerk and move around underneath your thumbs, stretching your skin to mimic onscreen action.
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