The Cross Plane
My most ambitious project probably ever, the Cross Plane was a handheld controller that bridged the system gap and allowed players to use their favorite gaming consoles and PC all on one system. Born of an idea brought on by the SNES-001 Advance, The Cross Plane took that concept and brought it to all modern day consoles and PC.
Though this failed as a KickStarter project, the idea and proof of concept was a success and could very well be a future project for a more refined and exciting gaming expereince.
From a technical standpoint, the Cross Plane is a WVI or Wireless Video Interface. What this means is that the CP is simply just a portable TV with a controller built into it. But, it was also a high-def portable TV that could play just about anything that had an HDMI output.
What made the system compatible with all devices was the “swappable controller paks” which held the “brain” of whatever system you wanted to play.
This gave the system the most versatility and reduced interference that would be caused by different brand systems trying to work on the same interface. It also allowed people to only have to buy the pak for the system(s) they wanted to use.
Again, a neat concept and something I’m sure with a bit more development and marketing could have been a big success.