Sony has announced the release of a new DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller, Sony’s first PS3 controller incorporating a rumble feature. Keeping the basic design and functionality of the current PlayStation controller, it also retains the motion sensitive six-axis sensing system.
The rumble feature will be available on new titles, and certain older titles will be able to incorporate the new rumble feature through a software update. The DUALSHOCK 3 will be compatible with new, unreleased titles like Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, as well as recently released games like Heavenly Sword and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, and even launch titles like Resistance: Fall of Man.
The DUALSHOCK 3 controller will be available in Japan in November as a separately sold accessory, and is expected to be introduced to North American and European markets in spring of 2008.