It's some kind of new input device. The entire issue with PC games in the living room is that it's impossible to play keyboard+mouse and still be comfortable/not be hunched over the coffee table. I'm thinking they designed something from the ground up to fix this, but your guess is as good as mine what this new/weird controller will look like. Maybe it'll have an attached mouse that you pivot instead of move.
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@celegorm_menegroth: The thing is, Big Huge Games resume isn't that impressive. Their experience lies squarely in making RTS games, and none of them have been amazing. It's a large jump going from making a strategy title to making a huge open world RPG that puts it's largest emphasis on the fighting system. Perhaps you're right, perhaps the original effort was more modest before the "visionaries" came into play and it was more of a Diablo/Champions style title. If that's the case, that's a shame. I could totally see playing the game, as seen in the demo, for 25-30 hours and having a good, cohesive story and enjoyable play mechanics. But the clunky gameplay isn't going to be fun much longer than that. This seems much less of an exploration/backstory type game than it does a "run around and kill things for loot" type of game.
I still don't understand how people actually think the combat system is good. Unless I was playing a different demo. It's like they couldn't decide if they wanted to make it play like Diablo or Arkham City, so they made a sloppy amalgamation of the two that didn't work instead. Actually, what it played most like was DC Universe Online...but sloppy.
I have respect for everyone involved in the project except for McFarlane (never liked his art and the visuals in this game are just...bad) and hope it's much better than the demo. It just reeks of a game directed by people with too big of a vision being created by people with too little experience.
The entire reason I bought a PS3 at the beginning of 2010 was for FFXIV. Then FFXIV came out and sucked, but Square said they were going to fix it. Now, who knows if it's ever going to come out. At least I've enjoyed Infamous and Uncharted 2?