It was back in 2010 that we saw the PlayStation Move controller which basically allowed gamers to interact with the PlayStation 3 much like how gamers interacted with the Nintendo Wii with Wiimote and nunchucks. It’s been about 3 years since, so shouldn’t it be about time that the Move controller got updated? While it remains unknown what are Sony’s plans for Move, a patent discovered by CVG revealed what appears to be an updated version of the Move controller. While on the surface the controller looks like its predecessor, the main change would be what appears to be a touch surface on the side of the handle.
According to Sony’s description, “In a traditional joystick, it’s hard to keep a user’s thumb still while the user provides input by engaging various motions with the joystick. This is due to the fact that in the joystick, the thumb’s support moves. However, using a touch input surface, the thumb can be kept still while continuing to provide the user’s input by pressing on the input surface. The pressing of the user’s finger on the input surface causes friction that is recognized.”
While it’s hard to say if this patent will see the light of the day as an actual product, some are speculating that it could be a new Move controller designed for the PlayStation 4. After all the DualShock 4 controller features a similar touch pad, so it doesn’t really seem like a coincidence that the Move controller could be getting the same treatment as well, doesn’t it? What do you guys think?