A new Sony patent for a controller, that looks surprisingly like the PS Move wand, was published earlier this month. It has a home button, four face buttons and a trigger, just like the Move wand, but more importantly, it also has a PS4 style touch pad in the center. The touch pad also functions as a button. The patent describes the new controller as such:
"A controller device to interface with a computer gaming system includes a body having a handle and an object disposed at one end of the handle. A touch surface is disposed on one side of the handle. The touch surface has an indicator that is identified by a surface characteristic on the touch surface. The touch surface provides an area for receiving directionality control in response to interfacing by a finger of a user.
"In addition to the touch surface, a plurality of buttons are disposed on the body. A circuitry is disposed in the body of the controller. The circuitry is configured to receive data indicative of a directionality control and transmit the data to a game console for impacting an action by a program executing on the computer gaming system."
Is this a new replacement for the existing PS Move controller? We will have to wait and find out.
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