AiLive introduces new Wiimote dev tool

AiLive introduces new Wiimote dev tool
Michael French

By Michael French

October 30th 2007 at 3:08PM

LiveMove updated to Pro edition, reducing lag and adding other functionality

Nintendo middleware supplier AiLive has updated its LiveMove software.

The new version, called LiveMove Pro, includes several new features. AiLive says the technology reduces lag between movement of the Wiimote and on-screen recognition and improves the ability to create motion-based input ideas.

AiLive claims that its tool is already being used at 'hundreds' of studios as a fast-prototyping tool, and that the Pro version has been built from their feedback.

"Zero-lag recognition is so responsive that the game will know what you are doing as soon as you start moving," commented Wei Yen, Chairman of AiLive.

"LiveMove Pro can help you do anything you need to do with motion sensing devices. We changed the rules of the game, making it easy to build the motion controls that will define the next generation of Wii console games."

"Nintendo saw the potential in LiveMove last year, and AiLive has done it again," added Genyo Takeda, senior MD and GM of Nintendo's Integrated Research & Development Division.

"We expect to see a wave of new games that take full advantage of the Wii motion controls based on LiveMove Pro."