Sony scrapped then reinstated PlayStation Vita touch panel
Thursday, 21 July 2011 03:36:40 BST
However, reports suggest that Sony was originally sceptical about employing a secondary touch pad system and when the idea was first mooted it was dismissed as unworkable.
Sony's Shuhei Yoshida, told Famitsu, that the company was particularly concerned that the cost of implementing a touch panel on the rear might make it too difficult to price the PlayStation Vita in a competitive way.
Despite the worries, a prototype model was built and eventually it was agreed that the Vita would benefit from a touch panel on its back side.
While touch panels on tablets and other types of interactive displays make total sense from an interface point of view, some are sceptical about the way in which this technology will be applied to handheld gaming.
Sony seems to be hoping that the touch panel will make the experience more tactile and intuitive, with gestures made on the rear allowing users to emulate real life movements to cause on-screen actions, thus adding greater immersion to gameplay.
Posted in News By Ben Flux
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