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SCE, Immersion Settle Suit, Talk PS3 Vibration Tech
Posted by XanTium | 1-3-2007 18:52 EST
From gamasutra.com: [QUOTE] Touch feedback technology developer Immersion and Sony Computer Entertainment America have announced the end to their long legal battle, striking an agreement to bring Immersion-patented rumble tech to PlayStation products.
According to a statement from Sony, Immersion will be receiving "the amount of the judgment entered by the District Court," referring to the $82 million previously awarded to Immersion (plus $8.7 million in pre-judgment interest, down from the company's original $299 million claims), and "damages, pre-judgment interest, costs, and interest, in addition to retaining compulsory license fees ordered by the District Court which were already paid."
The new arrangement will also give SCE rights "with respect to Immersion's patent portfolio," most likely referring specifically to its previously touted "TouchSense" technology which can support both vibration and gyroscopic movement in tandem -- long held by Sony as the reason vibration was removed from the SIXAXIS. [/QUOTE]