Will these new Sony patents replace VR Move controllers?


Regardless, the patents are neat.

Sony has filed two new patents that may end up replacing the dated Move controllers currently used with PlayStation VR.

The patents, uncovered by VR Focus, detail two new VR motion controller concepts. The first looks like a modernised version of Move, devoid of a tracking bulb. It’s essentially a vertical grip controller, complete with thumbstick and buttons.

The second patent is for tracking a user’s individual finger placement using a head-mounted display (ie: the PlayStation VR headset). This setup is different than the one currently in place for PlayStation VR; the PlayStation Camera currently tracks controllers.

We’ll keep you informed as we learn more of the patents.