Sony patents new motion sensing controller that hints at new PlayStation VR ...

Sony patents new motion sensing controller with sensors that track individual finger movement, hinting at plans for a 'next generation' version of its PlayStation VR headset A patent filed in Japan reveals a new motion-sensing VR controller from Sony The controller has a small strip of sensors on the rear that could be used to detect individual finger movement and position The controllers also has a fixed sidestrap to keep the controller in hand even if players release their grip

By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com

Published: 17:57 GMT, 24 February 2020 | Updated: 18:09 GMT, 24 February 2020

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This month, Sony filed a new patent for a game controller that will support motion controls and have sensors that can automatically detect the player’s finger position when they grip it.

The patent doesn’t indicate what game console or device it's intended to work with, but says only that it will work with a ‘home-use game machine’ that ‘detects movement of a user’s hand.’

The large candy bar-shaped device will have a thin strip on the back that will be used to detect exact finger position.

A patent filed in Japan shows a possible new design for Sony's next VR motion controller, with a sensor strip that tracks individual finger movement and position

A patent filed in Japan shows a possible new design for Sony's next VR motion controller, with a sensor strip that tracks individual finger movement and position

The patent, which was published in Japanese and roughly translated by Google, says the sensors will not just detect finger position but the ‘bending and stretching of each finger,’ suggesting it might let game designers use specific finger movements as a way to control a game.

The front of the controller has a traditional joystick surrounded by four face buttons, according to a report on Upload VR.

The rear of the controller has a large trigger button.

Instead of a conventional wrist strap, the patented controller appears to feature a

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