Nintendo’s bizarre Vitality Sensor peripheral, which monitors gamers’ heart rate and stress levels, has been beset by delays since it was first outed at E3 2009. But now Nintendo has gone some way to explaining why the add-on has hit the skids.
Speaking on the official Nintendo website, Ninty boss Satoru Iwata said, "This is a totally new type of entertainment, and there are large individual differences in the biological information of humans. For example, if it was acceptable that only 80 per cent of the users thought the result was natural, then we could propose this to consumers right now. However, we are aiming for a level of quality in which 99 per cent of consumers feel comfortable, and that is why this project is taking time to complete."
However, Iwata wouldn’t be drawn on when the Vitality Sensor would be released, or exactly how it would be used when it does get releases. With the Wii 2 due to be detailed at E3 this summer, it seems likely this extra is one we’ll forever be holding out for.