Just when you might have thought Sony forgot about the PSVR, a newly filed patents could be indicating that they are developing new controllers for their virtual reality platform.
Thanks to two new patents that was filed earlier this year, it looks like Sony might be finding new ways to improve PSVR controls. The patent designs show that Sony will be ditching the glowing orb found on the PlayStation Move controllers and that they will include analogue sticks and even a trigger of sorts.
Recently filed patents also show that the controllers will also include what Sony is labelling a ‘sense of force presentation’, which sounds a lot like a sort of haptic feedback, which would present an amount of pressure when players press the button or trigger. This feature would provide a more immersive experience than the PlayStation Move controllers could.
The new patent also reveals that the new controller is able to detect in which hand it is being held, either left or right, and would use this feature to remap the buttons accordingly.
Of course, as with all patents, this does not mean that Sony is actively working on a new controller or that these new features would be implemented should a new controller be released. These do, however, show that Sony is still actively working on improving their PSVR experience.
Who knows maybe this new controller could release alongside the PlayStation 5, which is rumoured to be releasing next year.