We recently showed you a patent that would provide the DualSense controller with haptic responses and today we bring you another patent also related to PlayStation controllers, although this time it’s a bit crazier idea.
Nowadays, PlayStation controllers have too much technology making them an expensive product and their components can get somewhat tricky, plus you have to take into account the hassle of having to recharge them regularly. But that factor may change, since they recently released a patent in which any object could be used as a controller
The idea would be to have a simple and inexpensive device to be able to play your favorite games. Any non-luminous passive object would be valid to be used as a commandWhether it is a pen, a mug or even a fruit, as the inventors of the patent have shown.
We would only need a camera to be able to use any object as a controller
The process for an object to be functional as a controller would be relatively straightforward. A camera needs to get images of the item into the user’s hands
The patent also contemplates the idea of using these objects to serve as a steering wheel, which could be done using two oranges and even using them for Battlezone style tank controls. Although this may sound like a very crazy idea, the creators raised all the possibilities of this patent, including the idea of map virtual buttons on banana, all thanks to a camera mounted on a virtual reality headset.
At the moment, this is just an idea that we don’t know if it will be possible in the future. And while we would all like to use a banana as an order, many surely keep in mind that, as we have been told time and time again, we shouldn’t play with food.
Source: Gaming industry