Wiimote-like Xbox 360 controller coming this fall, PS3 version next year

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Initially unveiled way back in September of last year, the “Gametrak Freedom” motion sensing remote control for Xbox 360 and the PS3 has undergone a bit of a makeover and is currently on display at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

IGN reports that the controller will be available this fall for the Xbox 360, “with a PS3 variation potentially following next year.” The Freedom bears a striking resemblance to the Nintendo Wii remote and will ship with a USB-port base station connected to two wands that sit on either side of your TV. Unlike the Wii remote, the Freedom won’t require line-of-sight but will instead use “ultrasonic 3D positioning” to relay the remote’s position via a series of pulses.

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Third-party game support is expected for the Freedom though the remote will ship with a game developed in-house called Squeeballs, which is basically a series of mini games featuring characters reminiscent of Madballs from the mid eighties.

No word on exact pricing or availability dates yet.

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