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    Registered User tef's Avatar
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    Force Feedback on PS3? Not So Much


    [IMGW]http://media.1up.com/media?id=3143438[/IMGW] A http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=136529 post pointing to a http://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showpost.php?p=2522504&postcount=19 post raised our eyebrows at the possibility that Force Feedback (an Immersion-patented tech [the http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3151621]) would not function on Sony's PS3. Force feedback response control is a big deal to racing fans and fans of Sony's http://www.1up.com/do/gameOverview?cId=3156112 series are likely jonesing for the fifth installment of the game with a slick FF wheel.

    Sony Computer Entertainment America confirmed that there would be no supported force feedback technology with its PlayStation 3. They told 1UP the following: All PS3 games are programmed for the SIXAXIS which doesn't have force feedback, therefore the force feedback in the wheels won't be recognized. No word this time on whether there will be a racing wheel that supports "leaning technology" where the SIXAXIS motion-control functionality can be integrated into a wheel. We're joking, but it's through tears.

    Thanks to http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/1up/ALLPS3/content/~3/70936415/newsStory for sharing the news with us!

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    Registered User gensuke's Avatar
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    Sony has been sued for IP infringment last year by the company that holds the patent on force feedback technology.

    That's why there is no FF on the PS3.

    Maybe when the proceeding will be over we will see FF again.