Activision’s Top Shot Elite gun controller for the PS3 hits the FCC

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Traditional controllers work fine with first person shooters, but aiming at a target with analog sticks just isn’t very realistic.  That’s why we love gun controllers, like Activision’s Top Shot Elite controller, that passed through the FCC today.

The Top Shot relies on a sensor bar and high-sensitivity camera for movement tracking.  The gun has analog controllers near the end of its barrel and on the back of the gun’s grip, and a pump-action reloading mechanism that works similarly to a shotgun.  There is also a scope on the Top Shot that has a red lens which will, according to Activision, give players a different perspective on the environment.

Activision will release the Top Shot with a hunting game called Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2011.  It’s not clear if the Top Shot will work with other games, but we’d love to try it out with Medal of Honor.

The Top Shot Elite is scheduled for release this Fall.  Pricing for the device has not yet been released.  The Top Shot Elite will be available for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.

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