Sony patents new VR controller, could this be for PS5 VR? [Rumor]

Sony has published a new patent for a VR controller that could be for the next generation PS VR device for PS5.

The patent titled “CONTROLLER HAVING LIGHTS DISPOSTED ALONG A LOOP OF THE CONTROLLER” is registered to Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan. The controller is illustrated in the patent and looks like an evolution of the PS Move, with illuminated loops instead of the ball, which led to some quality jokes back in the day.

Although the current-gen PS VR supports the PS Move, this new controller seems to be designed from the ground up for VR. The PS Move was released back in 2010 for the PS3 to be used alongside the PS Eye and PS Camera. It makes sense for a new generation PS Move device work be in development, so it can be shown just in time for Sony’s next-generation console – the PS5.

Rumors of Sony’s next-generation console have been constantly churning out of the rumor mill. Last month Sony was hiring for a “next generation Playstation campaign” and was said to be briefing developers on the PS5 at a suspiciously late PS DevCon. According to other patents we covered the console will have a new V-Sync-like technology to remedy screen tearing and possibility backward compatibility for legacy Playstation consoles. They were also supposedly working on making some improvements to PSN, a step towards which we got to see confirmed earlier last month.

What’s on your wishlist for the PS5? Let us know in the comments.

Danial Arshad Khan

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