Sony patented a new controller for the virtual reality
If you are the proud owner of a virtual reality headset PlayStation VR, you probably have had experience with unusual controller PlayStation Move. It is foolish to deny the fact that since the PlayStation 3, they are hopelessly outdated and is hardly suitable for most modern video games. The absence of the analog sticks to move the character, low precision motion tracking in space - all this leaves an unpleasant aftertaste in the players. And Sony is well aware, since not so long ago was discovered a completely new concept VR-controller company among new patents.
Of course, not the fact that the motion controller will look exactly as the images in the patent, however, from the document, you can do a lot of interesting conclusions. Firstly, the controller will lose rubber luminous bulb, whereby PlayStation Camera tracked its position in space. How exactly his position will be calculated is now - not yet entirely clear. The controller will get a (finally!) Analog grip for precise movement of the character in the virtual world. Stick around this there are several buttons.
Additionally, the controller is hidden inside the handle mechanism capable of tracking the position of a player fingers and (!!!) change the shape of the handle, by increasing or decreasing its radius at several locations. Apparently, so Sony will try to enhance the effect of the presence of the player will be taken into virtual objects hands. Among other things, the new controller is equipped with a built-in microphone and speaker. Speaker in this case will allow the hearing, such as shots of a virtual weapon as if you are holding in your hand. It is not entirely clear whether it is the controller will go on sale or will remain just a concept. But it would be nice to see it included in the second version of PlayStation VR helmet.