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New controller patent by Sony looks to revive the motion control of PlayStation Move

12/12/13 9:00pm

Ever­­­ since Sony's attempt to jump on the motion control band wagon we’ve seen the company patent a slew of redesigns, such as one that changes temperature as you play, one which features detachable faceplates, and another that is a hybrid with the standard Dualshock controller. However, with the recent release of the PlayStation 4 could Sony be planning on bringing the PlayStation Move back?

Well, according to the latest of Sony’s controller patents (spotted by CVG) the company seems to have a redesign of the original controller, sporting new touch pad features. The patent reads, “the touch surface provides an area for receiving directionality control in response to interfacing by a finger of a user.” So, essentially a directional touch pad. The reasoning, as the patent explains, is that traditional joysticks cause the player’s thumb support to move, the touch pad on the other hand allows the user to keep their thumb steady during button inputs.  

Sony potentially reviving their take on motion control could be in response to its Microsoft counterpart bringing the Kinect sensor into the next generation via Xbox One. However, with the Kinect’s various voice commands being a welcome feature to some, Sony may want to add a little bit more than a controller if it plans on competing. But what are your thoughts, g1s? Would you like to see the Move brought back if done right? Or should motion control be left behind? Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment down below!

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