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Goo-Shaped Gaming Controllers

Hori Created a New PS4 Remote in Honor of Dragon Quest Xi

— April 12, 2017 — Tech
Dragon Quest XI, the latest installment to the popular Square Enix video game series, was commemorated by Hori, a developer who recently released a slime-shaped gaming controller for PS4 users.

As HYPEBEAST reports, the remote's design was inspired by the video game series' mascot, who looks like a tear drop-shaped mound of bright blue goo with a face on it. Although the unique Dragon Quest XI gaming controller is more difficult to use than traditional PS4 remotes, it makes for a great collectible item or gift. Those wishing to use it for its functional purpose can master the odd shape of it quickly though, and it features all the controls that are needed to play on its underside.
Trend Themes
1. Novelty Gaming Controllers - The creation of unique and unconventional gaming controllers is becoming a trend, providing gamers with collectible and giftable items.
2. Character-inspired Gaming Accessories - Incorporating popular character designs into gaming accessories is a growing trend, catering to fans and collectors.
3. Functional Design Innovation - Developing gaming controllers with unconventional forms and designs that are still user-friendly is an emerging trend in the gaming industry.
Industry Implications
1. Gaming Accessories - The gaming accessories industry has seen a rise in demand for unique and collectible controllers that appeal to fans.
2. Video Game Merchandise - The video game merchandise industry can capitalize on character-inspired gaming accessories, offering fans a wide range of collectible items.
3. Product Design - There is an opportunity for innovation in product design to create gaming controllers with unconventional forms that are still functional and user-friendly.
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