Former President of Konami and creator of the highly successful Metal Gear franchise, Hideo Kojima, recently announced that a custom built controller for the 8th game in the main Metal Gear series, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, was in production.
The PlayStation 3 exclusive was extremely well received. It sold over 3 million copies worldwide within the first few months of it’s release, and continues to sell remarkably well.
According to game producer Kenichiro Imaizmu, Kojima has been leading the design of the title’s custom controller. The peripheral is said to incorporate a pulse reader and electric shock waves.
We tried running electric shock waves, install a pulse reader… we also tried to build a controller that’s receptive to the strength of the [player’s] grip. We tried a lot, even a transforming controller.
Other than this, details on the controller are scarce.