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Sony patents new controller, sports two move peripherals into a single controller

Sony hints at the PlayStation 4 with their patent for a new dual shock move controller

| Gaming News | Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:29 pm

This might be nothing, this might end up as never seeing the light of day - but it's interesting nonetheless. Sony have applied for a new patent, which looks to be an interesting new form of controller for the company.

 

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The new controller combines the usual dual analogue stick we've all come to know and love, with two of their motion-based move peripherals. It appears the controller can be separated into two pieces, which if used in the right way - could end up being a very cool twist on the now stale controller market (if your name isn't Nintendo).

 

The controller can be separated when needed, for a specific game or a specific part within a game, and then clicked back together when needed. The patent calls this a "hybrid separable motion controller".

 

It may seem like a spruced up PlayStation controller, but it also sports long hand grips - rounded corners (Apple, are you reading this?) and internal hardware. Inside the controller, it sports a speaker, magnetometer, accelerometer, gyroscope and the standard vibration functionality.

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