Despite Microsoft’s insistence that the Xbox 360 did not require a mouse controller, and that none should be made available, this week’s Tokyo Game Show (TGS) heralded some unexpected news. Not only has a mouse controller been developed for the console, but it’s also shipping to retail globally as you read this.
Quietly released earlier this year in Japan, Bannco’s Scorch Wireless Laser Mouse Controller Set features a high-end 2.4G wireless laser mouse that works in conjunction with an analog controller, similar in its design to that of the Wii Remote or PlayStation Move’s Navigation Controller. With adjustable sensitivity and full cross-platform support for both Xbox 360 and PC, the Scorch Wireless Laser Mouse Controller Set is the most advanced universal cross-platform gaming tool in the world. A cross-platform PlayStation 3 and PC version of the device has been available for over a year.
Bannco’s Scorch Wireless Laser Mouse Controller Set also features programmable buttons and upgradeable firmware provides unprecedented levels of customisation. The ultra-high resolution laser mouse and pistol grip is presented as “the best game controller in the world”, though the jury will remain out on that one until the Electronic Theatre team has had a chance to try the device for ourselves.
No official European release date has been announced for the device, but as stated above, the unit is shipping to retailers now and will probably be available early next week. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on Scorch’s Wireless Laser Mouse Controller Set, and other forthcoming Xbox 360 mouse controllers.