Vibrating Controllers Causing a Rumble

Force feedback company Immersion talks about the status of its litigation with Sony concerning use of its patented rumble tech

Immersion CEO Vic Viegas said, "If [Sony] eliminated all support for the current rumble technology, then presumably the third parties will not be selling vibration controllers, and it would have an impact on our revenue, although we have a very strong, growing business in our cell phone space, medical simulators, automotive control--we have a number of other business areas that continue to grow."

He made sure to point out that other segments would still be generating revenue for his company. "Gaming has been a relatively stable business, but there could be some, some revenue impact from the PS3['s lack of force feedback]. PS2 would still support [us], and obviously controller sales from Nintendo and Microsoft would still continue to generate revenue for Immersion."