Sony patents a deformable controller that will get hotter and colder whilst you maintain it
Fuck? ! While recreation controllers have grow to be extra superior over the previous few many years, their primary type and performance have modified little. But a Sony patent describes one thing fairly totally different from the normal one: a controller that adjustments form and temperature relying on the sport you are enjoying.
The patent, first noticed by gaming website Exputer, mentions a controller that features a sensor that makes use of an elastically deformable “elastic member.” This detects when the participant deforms the controller by touching, urgent, twisting, pinching, squeezing, or rubbing. The deal with adjustments form or stiffness utilizing a magnetic fluid blended into the elastic member materials.
“The form or hardness of the a part of the elastic member (deal with) adjustments with the method carried out by the data processing machine akin to a recreation, which makes it attainable, for instance, to current the fabric of a digital object in a digital object. The recreation house is introduced to the consumer in a tactile type , presenting the temperature of a digital object as a heat/chilly sensation, and so on.,” the patent states.
The thought of having a thermoelectric warmth pump within the controller sounds attention-grabbing. Imagine your fingers getting chilly as you stroll by means of the snow in God of War, or your fingers getting scorching when your character takes hearth injury in-game. The patent additionally means that the extra the consumer squeezes and deforms the controller, the additional the temperature might change.
Elsewhere, the patent describes a technique by which elements or elements of the controller might be ripped off and glued again collectively. It might take specifically designed video games to reap the benefits of this uncommon characteristic.
The photos in Sony’s patent present that the essential form and format of the controller stays the identical; it is simply that this one might be bent, twisted, modified form, heated, cooled, and pulled aside/reattached. That may make it extra interesting to avid gamers who have not all the time embraced main redesigns; the Steam Controller, for instance, has by no means been as profitable as Valve anticipated.
Of course, the caveat right here is that that is only a patent. Companies submit such bizarre and weird designs on a regular basis, and most by no means find yourself in precise merchandise—they normally accomplish that solely to stop rivals from creating one thing related. Plus, if the controller does hit the market, its worth may make the PlayStation DualSense Edge seem like a cut price.