Xbox 360 Controller from Carl Archambeault
by Mark R
I’m not certain if you can read the small print on the photo to the left, but it says “Project was to design a handheld gaming device that would combine the gaming power of the Xbox 360 and the music and video power of the Microsoft Zune”.
This was the vision of Carl Archambeault when he designed this controller with a slide out screen. This Xbox 1080 is a prototype that has a slide-out LCD screen. I am assuming that you get 1080 quality, but doesn’t the Zune HD have only 720p? Oh, wait, maybe it is called that because it is three times better than that pesky Xbox 360.
I believe that the purpose of this is to be some new type of portable video gaming system, but I thought this was some homage to the Sega Dreamcast, that system that celebrated its 10th anniversary yesterday.
Of course this begs the question: where do you insert the games? This also begs the question: where are the trigger keys? We also don’t know the battery life or how to charge this guy, but it’s a concept device, we don’t have specs yet.
I don’t have confirmation on this, but I have heard that this project is something that Microsoft is actually working on.