Two new patents from Sony may change the future of PlayStation VR (Virtual Reality) and gaming industry.
As reported by VR Focus, these two patents include enhancements to PlayStation Move where it effects the way we play the games.
The first patent, filed by SIE in Japan and published earlier this month, shows the addition of an analog stick with several face-mounted buttons placed in the surrounding casing, as well as a trigger lying underneath. A handstrap sits alongside the controller opposed to being attached at the bottom as with existing PlayStation Move controllers. (Source: VR Focus)
A second patent which was filed in 2017 offers details on potential finger placement tracking, similar to Valve’s prototype Knuckles controllers. Important to note here is that this patent makes specific reference to the controller being tracked by the head-mounted display (HMD) opposed to an external camera, suggesting that a new HMD could include cameras for tracking of the controllers and thus potentially alleviating tracking issues with the current PlayStation Move controllers when they are occluded from the PlayStation Camera. (Source: VR Focus)
These patents may also change the way we play the games. With this new controller abilities, Sony may reveal some hints about the future of its VR headset.