The next-generation Nintendo DS2 will reportedly boast “tilt” controls capable of outperforming a similar function found on the iPhone.
“It’s genuinely the best thing I think I’ve ever worked with,” a third-party studio developer told CVG. ”I can tell you that it’s got a ’tilt’ function that’s not dissimilar to iPhone, but does a lot more. We know that The Pokemon Company are getting special attention with it.”
The source also noted that the current hardware platform – including the tilt function – merely represents the “first version” of what will become a finished product.
Meanwhile, Jesus Diaz of Gizmodo speculated that the DS2’s advanced “tilt” controls may have been prompted by Apple’s huge success in the gaming arena.
“[This success] has turned upside down both the idea of games distribution and some of the conceptions for mobile gaming previously set by Nintendo and Sony, especially when it comes to the importance of physical controls,” wrote Diaz.
“Would the new DS2 include capacitive screens too? How could Nintendo one-up the sudden and serious threat that Apple now represents? We will have to wait a long time to discover the answers – probably way after the iPad and the next iPod/iPhone generation appear.”