By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
Published: 17:57 GMT, 24 February 2020 | Updated: 18:09 GMT, 24 February 2020
This month, Sony filed a new patent for a Virtual reality 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
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