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Sony patents DualShock/Move controller

Sony has patented a new controller that is a hybrid of the DualShock and Move controls. (PS3, Sony)

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Snookies12  +   1163d ago
The Move itself might be alright, but the button layout on it was HORRIBLE. Oh dear god, when I tried using one, I just put it down after about five minutes and walked away.
Akuma-  +   1163d ago
awesome idea. i know the final product will look amazing and be comfortable to hold.

i love the move controller in killzone 3 , resistance 3 and a few other games. i once hated the ps move and thought it was rubbish. i bought the move and nav-con and thought after using it for two hours that it was a waste. i started to use it again and decided to try to get through all of the killzone 3 campaign on normal. i started liking it after a few configuration to the sensitivity and loved it about a quarter way through killzone 3. the button layout is good and i haven't a problem with the placement.

i wish more games had move support. its very accurate and i think its amazing. it would be nice to have one controller that can also be used as a move and nav con. i dont want ps4 to have 3 different controller like the wii u. i hope this is for ps4 instead of ps3
Septic  +   1163d ago
I think that controller is a brilliant idea. If this turns out to be true, let's hope Sony's approach to this controller isn't half-arsed as the current Move.
torchic  +   1163d ago

I don't understand how your comment is in any way related to Snookies12's comment.
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Eyeco  +   1163d ago
Really , In some games i found move to be incredibly accurate, better than Wii motion plus, however in some games i found it to be pretty much broken, rendering some games almost unplayable.

The way i've seen it motion control depends on how well the developer uses it e.g, Red Steel was half assed, Metroid Prime 3 was phenomenal
This idea sounds incredible however, I wonder how it will look.
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bigfish  +   1163d ago
what??? the two balls at the top will get in the way of the index figure natural resting positions and where the trigger buttons would be,, how is this going to be comfortable to hold!
ChickeyCantor  +   1163d ago
" awesome idea. i know the final product will look amazing and be comfortable to hold." this Imma go to bed.
WeAreLegion  +   1163d ago
Oh, shut up and use it again. The button layout on Move is fine.
Snookies12  +   1163d ago
That's really friendly, telling me to shut up. I'm just simply saying why didn't they just map the same controls a normal Dualshock has to the Move? Would it really have been that hard?
WeAreLegion  +   1163d ago
Yes, it would have been, given the Move's shape.

As far as the shut up thing goes, it's not exactly like me actually telling you to shut up. It's more of a dealwithit.jpg thing. Ya know?
GribbleGrunger  +   1163d ago
Looks like a reworking of a really old patent they had about 4 - 5 years ago. It would make sense to package both experiences in with one controller.
No FanS Land  +   1163d ago
yeah I remember sony's break apart motion controller.
himdeel  +   1163d ago
Yeah I remember a video of the breakapart ds. The guy doing the demo was showing how you could simulate climbing up a ladder with it.
Conzul  +   1163d ago
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LordZ  +   1163d ago
OMG, that controller has some balls.
FamilyGuy  +   1163d ago
Braid  +   1163d ago
Two, to be exact.

I'd take the regular controller over this though, if it's going to be a separate product that's fine, but I wouldn't want my PS4/PS3 to be packaged with one of these by default. Not everyone's interested in motion gaming.
Jinkies  +   1163d ago
If this is the controler for the PS4, the main official controler then I'll wait for a classic one

I DON'T want to pay for crap that I'm not going to like while playing games, keep this stuff seperate.
NegativeCreepWA  +   1163d ago
I just want an option for a wand with a joystick, so left handed people can play games that involve walking comfortability.
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nerdkiller  +   1163d ago
please sony just stick to making a more powerful console and leave the innovation to nintendo.
i cant believe some ppl think this controler looks cool, you dont have to like everything your favorite company makes
FanboyPunisher  +   1163d ago
Shit is a gimmic, more processing time on controls and movememt = delay.

This isnt for anything competitive, pure gimmick.
When they design a controller that has better response time than what we have already, then it'll be a viable option.

Waste of $$$
-Mika-  +   1163d ago
Um... ya, I don't know sony.
DragonKnight  +   1163d ago | Funny
Then you're both on equal footing as Sony doesn't know you either.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   1163d ago
I agree. It looks stupid.
SonyStyled  +   1163d ago
probably the Duelshock 4, aka PS4 controller
WeAreLegion  +   1163d ago
Sometimes, Miyamoto creates patents under Sony's name, just to screw with them.


LOL_WUT  +   1163d ago
That looks ugly with the two spheres on the top.
talisker  +   1163d ago
They patented it. Doesn't necessarily mean they'll produce it.
Petro  +   1163d ago
exactly, this happens all the time.
Deku-Johnny  +   1163d ago
Just means they'll sue anyone who uses spheres from now on.. Oh wait, they're not Apple.
gazgriff2k12  +   1163d ago
i had this idea but with a touch screen in the middle
tachy0n  +   1163d ago
add a rear touchpad = more win!!!
nerdkiller  +   1163d ago
you said touch rear

(honk honk)
Deku-Johnny  +   1163d ago
Damn Nintendo for stealing your idea!
TemplarDante  +   1163d ago
I prefer the DS3, so hoping this is not a standard DS for next gen.
It reminds me so much of the neGcon controller. Remember that?
Pillsbury1  +   1163d ago
2 in 1 damn they are efficient. But please keep the controller a regular controller, on the other hand it would be good to package it with the system so it gets more support. I imagined the dual shock 4 to have some type of touch input device like a rear touch panel on the ps vita.
M2-  +   1163d ago
terrible idea.
kingPoS  +   1163d ago
It's not terribad or anything it's how new ideas come about. You've got to start from somewhere.
jetpacksheep  +   1163d ago
Would be a decent idea if they removed the spheres, pretty cool to break apart your controller and use them as dual wielding pistols on a game though.
Dlacy13g  +   1163d ago
I often thought something like this could be the best solution, giving you the best of both worlds. Ultimately though I am not worried about how it will feel when connected but more thinking the issue of button layout and comfort will be a challenge when split apart.

edit: after reading it appears this was from a year ago. Wonder if Sony was toying with the idea to see if it could get more "move sales" if they had that kind of controller. So the question now is, is this patent just going to sit on a shelf or does Sony actually plan to try and move forward with it?
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Nicaragua  +   1163d ago
The biggest problem with the move controller was the lack of a joystick or PSP style nub. If each Move had that then there would be no need for a separate navigator and it would open up what the move could do in games - like letting you move around while swinging dual swords in a fantasy game.
Vickistheman  +   1163d ago
Cool idea, but please get rid of those balls on top of the controller. They just look weird.
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LightofDarkness  +   1163d ago
Looks to be a pretty great idea, IMO, especially if the light balls are detachable. I hope they implement this idea into all PS4 SKUs, so developers can work with it unilaterally and be assured that every PS4 owner can avail of its functionality (thus massively improving its support from developers as compared to Move).
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Sp1d3ynut  +   1163d ago
That controller has big balls...
ZBlacktt  +   1163d ago
Nice huge Google Chrome pop up blocking the page..... no X to get rid of it either.
Droid Control  +   1163d ago
Analogue sticks are at the bloody bottom still!

They need to be offset.
MasterCornholio  +   1163d ago
Looks ugly but it could work.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1163d ago
They need to remake move it looks stupid to me. A glowing ice cream cone...
new look.
ginsunuva  +   1163d ago
I literally thought of this exact design when the move came out. I should sue for mind theft.
Dark5tar1  +   1163d ago
Still looks better than MS's Kinect 2 idea.
Hicken  +   1163d ago
Functional, but not very attractive. I hope it's only an optional controller if it DOES come into production.
Pathosverdes3  +   1163d ago
It should be called the DualShmove
LordZ  +   1163d ago
DualBalls Move sounds better. lol
Dark5tar1  +   1163d ago
Let's hope this isn't like the SixAxis with awesome titles like Lair.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1163d ago
So you're able to pull the controller apart from each other?
HeavenlySnipes  +   1163d ago
They just needed the sub move controller to provide some motion sensing then it would be a perfect compliment to the regular move controller. If they every get around to making a Move only RPG, the left and right hands of Ye character could be controlled using your own left and right hands using the 2 Move controllers
360ICE  +   1163d ago
I don't want two bubbles sticking out of my controller, but the rest of the concept seems awesome.
Cryptcuzz  +   1163d ago
Instead of having those big cones at the top of the controller, they should implement bright LED lights bright enough for the PS Eye to track.

Just imagine the 1234 LED light indicators on the PS3 controller now, but bigger, one on each side that shines bright enough for the PS Eye to track.
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