Imagine being a professional drummer around a century ago. Someone tells you that there's a way to generate more sound by using a foot pedal. You might be skeptical because you are so good with your hands and you don't see how the foot pedal would become part of your set. But, then one of the Ludwig brothers gives you a demonstration. Wow, that changes everything!
If you are a drummer today, you can't imagine a drum set without a bass pedal. Will gamers discover the power of their feet too?
The image on the left is a set of drawings from the patent that the Ludwig brothers were granted in 1909.
Here are some articles on the history of the bass drum pedal.