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Sony licensing
« on: 08:07 PM - 03/05/15 »
According to Splitfish company that makes the Fragfx, they have agreed to a licensed agreement with Sony.  They say all other third party controllers, xim4, tuact, etc. will be disabled in an update within a couple of months.  Do you have any word or information concerning this?

UPDATE: Changed title as to not mislead people.
« Last Edit: 09:27 AM - 03/10/15 by OBsIV »

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Re: Sony disabling Xim4
« Reply #1 on: 09:01 PM - 03/05/15 »
I saw their announcement, but, didn't see anything about an update to disable anything. Do you have a link?
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Re: Sony disabling Xim4
« Reply #2 on: 09:22 PM - 03/05/15 »
I just went to chrome and put in split fish ps4 and hit the translate their home page.  It is an announcement on their home page.

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Re: Sony disabling Xim4
« Reply #3 on: 09:41 PM - 03/05/15 »
Still not seeing it...
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Re: Sony disabling Xim4
« Reply #4 on: 09:44 PM - 03/05/15 »
Put in Splitfish ps4, scroll down to Inside Splitfish, hit the, 'translate this page.'

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Re: Sony disabling Xim4
« Reply #5 on: 10:16 PM - 03/05/15 »
Well then worst case scenario would be Obs has to license it too, good thing is the step out of the shadowand  the complete controler will work including audio and touch pad. This would end the cheat debate.
As I read its a chip needed.
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Re: Sony disabling Xim4
« Reply #6 on: 10:22 PM - 03/05/15 »
Its in German but it says that Xim may be excluded by upcoming updates.

http://inside-splitfish.com/index.php/79-news/184-neuer-partner-von-splitfish-gameware-ist-sony

Hersteller wie Cronusmax, Tuact, Xim usw. müssen weiter damit rechnen in den nächsten Monaten durch Updates ausgeschlossen zu werden!

This is bad news for now. Obs you should get in touch with Sony asap. I hope there is no exclusivity deal.
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Re: Sony disabling Xim4
« Reply #7 on: 10:55 PM - 03/05/15 »
Remember that we are a passthrough solution. We don't talk to the PS4 -- the DS4 does. I wouldn't jump to conclusions.
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Re: Sony disabling Xim4
« Reply #8 on: 11:00 PM - 03/05/15 »
Of course but if they change the DS4 algorthm which they likely will, you will have to put Orbital on it with fall out times of days/weeks if he is not available. May also be more expensive than having a deal with Sony and putting the price on us with a more expensive XIM.
Splitfish will make sure they use this advantage. The second the XIM works again they will telephone to Sony. That’s what you would do if you would have paid for a deal.
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Re: Sony disabling Xim4
« Reply #9 on: 11:04 PM - 03/05/15 »
Every bad has a positive. Licensing a KBAM with Sony is now possible. That is something great.

Just wonder if they make this through their native M+K support without turnspeed limit and the need to translate. That would be the worst news for Xim possible. (although I heard native M+K on Sony sucked)
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Re: Sony disabling Xim4
« Reply #10 on: 11:26 PM - 03/05/15 »
Splitfish will make sure they use this advantage. The second the XIM works again they will telephone to Sony. That’s what you would do if you would have paid for a deal.

Or, XIM could use a Splitfish controller as authentication. Muaha ha ha ha
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Re: Sony disabling Xim4
« Reply #11 on: 11:41 PM - 03/05/15 »
Don't worry. Remember, Bluetooth is an standard protocol and XIM4 has a radio on-board.
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Re: Sony disabling Xim4
« Reply #12 on: 12:00 AM - 03/06/15 »
Seems like a bold marketing statement to me.

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Re: Sony disabling Xim4
« Reply #13 on: 12:23 AM - 03/06/15 »
Splitfish will make sure they use this advantage. The second the XIM works again they will telephone to Sony. That’s what you would do if you would have paid for a deal.

Or, XIM could use a Splitfish controller as authentication. Muaha ha ha ha


Oh I am sure they would love matching their sale numbers to those of the XIM4.
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Re: Sony disabling Xim4
« Reply #14 on: 01:24 AM - 03/06/15 »
If you want an English version, go to Inside splitfish on google chrome and you can hit a translate this page.  Splitfish has been promising a controller ever since BF4 came out and this long delay made a lot of fragfx for ps3 customers mad.  They would only say we are negotiating with another company and we have a confidentiality agreement, so we can't divulge anything.  Well, now we find out that company is Sony and they have what they feel is an exclusive license.  It still sounds like their controller will not be available until this summer.  So i guess that is why it will be a couple of months before the update.


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