The unit is available for $225 each, with the website listing this as the special discounted price for June buyers. The Delta Six will cost you $300 per gun after June.
While the Delta Six may already be available for pre-order, it still hasn’t stopped getting flak for its super realistic look. Obviously, in a country where the debate on stricter gun laws continues to rage on amidst multiple tragic events surrounding random shootings, a game controller like this would raise a lot of eyebrows. But this hasn’t fazed the makers of Delta Six nor its Kickstarter backers, having raised almost double the original target of $100,000, which now brings it to the pre-order stage.
FPS gamers, excited to get their hands on the Delta Six, will supposedly not be disappointed with the controller designed to be realistic not only in looks but also with the feel. In fact it comes with real recoil and zooms in using an IR sensor that is triggered when you look through the barrel.
Despite all this, maybe Owen Goods has it right when he said, “But once the novelty of these things wear off, you’re still standing in front of your television, using your hands to move your field of vision, and getting shot to pieces by people making smaller and faster motions with their thumbs.” After all, for FPS games, what it all boils down to in the end is to not get shot first. So maybe a dose of realism will not feel that good if it’s so realistic that you always end up losing.
What do you think?