8Bit Joystick.com adds their Internet voice to MTV's, they claim the in-development motion controller is code named "Newton".
The basis of belief in "Newton" is the trail that leads from a company called Gyration, an early innovator of these kinds of devices. Nintendo licensed their technology for the Wii; Microsoft is believed to have now too.
"Legally Microsoft is not ripping off Nintendo but rather licensing the technology from the same place that Nintendo got it," reads the 8Bit post.
Nintendo and Sony both have sensory controllers; it makes sense for Microsoft to invest in their own line to better compete.
"From what I've learned from internal sources at Microsoft I can collaborate that the Newton project is moving forward and I can believe the time table that it has been in development for a while now and they could get it on the market by winter of 2008," continues the 8Bit article.
Of course this is all speculation at this time regardless of how seemingly accurate or reliable sources maybe. Until the software giant confirms the rumours, of which I'm sure Nintendo and Sony will be watching closely, "Newton" will have to remain in the conspiracy circles of the Internet.
Clickto read the full 8Bit Joystick.com article on project "Newton".
Rumour-mill: Microsoft's Xbox360 motion controller called "Newton"
10 April 2008 | By Jamie Davey