QUOTE(quall @ May 13 2006, 08:43 AM)
I doubt the dev kits have this security. Perepherals need to be tested too. I doubt that they would need to consult MS every time a new beta version of their product is created.
But who says they need any kind of drivers to support the device? The PS3 and 360 controllers are very, very similar in terms of button and control layout. If people easily remap an Xbox and Xbox 360 controller on their own, who says that Sony's billion dollar Playstation division isn't capable of remapping and remodeling a controller themselves? I know that building a driver into the controller would be easier, but say if they did need some kind of driver that required MS signing off on it, wouldn't they be able to avoid that all-together by simply modifying a 360 controller?