Patents with something that are part of the day to day of all companies in charge of the development of video game consoles. Companies such as Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo register dozens of patents every year related to possible technologies that may or may not reach their consoles.
Many of these consoles seem to be totally implausible and eye-catching because of what they represent. It is important to note that most of these patents do not materialize and companies register them only to protect their copyrights in certain technologies.
Now we know of a new patent registered by Sony on February 4 of this year that would allow the possibility of using any non-luminous object as a controller for our PS5 console. In the Patent application filed by Sony
“It would be desirable for a user to be able to use an inexpensive, simple and non-electronic device as a video game peripheral.”
In order to make use of this technology, it would be necessary to use a camera that would obtain images of the elements held by the user in their hands. Once identified by means of pixels, contours and colors the games could be configured to recognize them as possible game controllers.
The possible future of PSVR
Something interesting at the time of patent registration is that Sony used a banana as a controller model, an object that is in almost every house in the world without any problem. Oranges can also be seen in Sony’s patent being used as a kind of steering wheel in driving titles.
The truth is that this patent could represent part of the technology that we will see in the new PSVR controller. Some time ago Jim Ryan confirmed that the Japanese company is already working on the device, so this is a fairly realistic possibility.