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SplitFish’s FragFX Game Controller for the PS3 to debut; will bring PC style gaming back in fashion

SplitFish's FragFX Game Controller for the PS3

Are you missing playing games on your PC now that you have been sucked into the PS3 gamers’ haze? Well, then read on because SplitFish GameWare has announced its plans to unveil the FragFX game controller for the PS3 computer entertainment system. The FragFX game controller, which has yet a patent pending before it reaches the public, features a separate right hand mouse controller and a detachable left hand grip controller.

The FragFX game controller seems to be perfect for experiencing the traditional PC mouse and keyboard style gameplay especially of shooter games in a console environment.

The key features of the FragFX game controller are:

  • The right hand mouse controller has the complete set of PS3 controller buttons. The mouse is used during game play to shoot, look left, right, up and down offering the same PC style game play experience on the PS3
  • The mouse has been optimized for navigation within the recently announced PlayStation Home virtual world
  • A menu code on the mouse allows it to double as a regular mouse during menu selections. A lap mouse pad and left hand grip cradle is included with the FragFX to allow for comfortable play
  • The left hand re-programmable grip (nicknames FragChuck) has a full range of 6-axis motion control providing Wii-like motion sensitivity for the PS3. For instance, in games such as Resistance: Fall of Man, to reload a weapon or to rifle butt an opponent, the user can swing the FragChuck
  • The FragChuck also offers a game speed dial and frag button. When the frag button is pressed it slows the mouse down to incremental movement for smooth sniper shots. The speed dial allows for instant fast or slow overall game play
  • According to Cisco Schipperheijn, CEO, SplitFish, “For years, first person shooter players have had less than an optimum experience when playing on a console. SplitFish’s FragFX brings PC-like movement, precision and performance to the console FPS. The mouse in combination with the FragChuck is a huge advancement in pushing the limits of immersive game play.”

    SplitFish’s FragFX provides universal game support, and will be shipped next month in April. The wired version of FragFX will sell for $59.99 (Rs.2700), and later on the Bluetooth wireless version will debut for a price of $69.99 (Rs.3150).