While many X3F readers wail at the thought of the Xbox 360 receiving more casual, Wii-inspired games, there can be no doubt that there is a ton of money to be made in the casual market. This fact has been made abundantly clear by the success of the Wii and DS. Microsoft evidently has taken notice, and announced during its E3
press conference that an Xbox 360 version of the movie trivia game, Scene-It
is in the works. In addition to featuring new interactive features, more puzzles, clips, and questions, the Xbox 360 version will also include a new controller. The controller design is (shockingly) very, very simple. It resembles a buzzer with a large colored button at the top and the four standard 360 buttons aligned vertically underneath. The concept, obviously, is that a player would "buzz in" by pressing the large button and then select and answer with A, B, X, or Y. Also revealed, the game will include four of these controllers while maintaining the standard retail price of most 360 titles.
Whether or not these unique controllers will be utilized outside of Scene-It
remains to be, um, seen.