With the next-generation consoles on the way, and Sony having something of a firm grasp on the VR market with consoles, it’s not surprising to see that the next PlayStation may be part of virtual reality too.
According to LetsGoDigital, a PSVR2 might be underway for the next-gen console as more and more patents are being uncovered. The latest appears to be a patent for what can only be described as a solid controller.
The patent that was filed on September 24, 2020, seems to suggest that early designs show Sony has gone the regular route without the wand-like Move controllers, and more towards a joystick-style controller with a grip and buttons. It also appears to have an outer ring around the hand.
The patent goes on to talk about how a single controller can be used or paired together in tandem and would support triggers and a touch sensor too. For this to work, there would need to be an external camera to follow the movements but one could see how a camera on a headset could pick up the parts too, so we’ll have to wait and see what comes out of Sony in the next few months.
The PlayStation 5 is expected to launch November 12 in the USA, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, with the rest of the world to follow on November 19.
Image credit to LetsGoDigital.