Sony has patented a new controller that is a hybrid of the DualShock and Move controls.
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.
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
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.
@akuma I don't understand how your comment is in any way related to Snookies12's comment.
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.
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!
" awesome idea. i know the final product will look amazing and be comfortable to hold." Gah...like...F this Imma go to bed.
Oh, shut up and use it again. The button layout on Move is fine.
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?
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?
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.
yeah I remember sony's break apart motion controller.
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.
OMG, that controller has some balls.
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.
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.
I just want an option for a wand with a joystick, so left handed people can play games that involve walking comfortability.
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
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 $$$
Um... ya, I don't know sony.
Then you're both on equal footing as Sony doesn't know you either.
I agree. It looks stupid.
probably the Duelshock 4, aka PS4 controller
Sometimes, Miyamoto creates patents under Sony's name, just to screw with them. Right? RIGHT?!?
That looks ugly with the two spheres on the top.
They patented it. Doesn't necessarily mean they'll produce it.
exactly, this happens all the time.
Just means they'll sue anyone who uses spheres from now on.. Oh wait, they're not Apple.
i had this idea but with a touch screen in the middle
add a rear touchpad = more win!!!
you said touch rear (honk honk)
Damn Nintendo for stealing your idea!
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?
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.
It's not terribad or anything it's how new ideas come about. You've got to start from somewhere.
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.
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?
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.
Cool idea, but please get rid of those balls on top of the controller. They just look weird.
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).
That controller has big balls...
Nice huge Google Chrome pop up blocking the page..... no X to get rid of it either.
Analogue sticks are at the bloody bottom still! They need to be offset.
Looks ugly but it could work.
They need to remake move it looks stupid to me. A glowing ice cream cone... new look. http://i14.photobucket.com/...
I literally thought of this exact design when the move came out. I should sue for mind theft.
Still looks better than MS's Kinect 2 idea.
Functional, but not very attractive. I hope it's only an optional controller if it DOES come into production.
It should be called the DualShmove
DualBalls Move sounds better. lol
Let's hope this isn't like the SixAxis with awesome titles like Lair.
So you're able to pull the controller apart from each other?
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
I don't want two bubbles sticking out of my controller, but the rest of the concept seems awesome.
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.
All I hope is that this isnt the standard for ps4.
Wow!! I wonder what would happen if Sony's new DualShock hybrid controller get neutered.
I had this idea years ago, but instead of having balls all over it, come one guys get creative. No one wants that...
I think this controller is hideous.. Im sure the final product wont look better than this prototype
They could improve on it for PS4 by making smaller balls still trackable on a likely improved and HD camera/sensor.
God what an awful looking device.
Has to be a silly rumor. that is one ugly controller.
I love balls on my controllers.
It looks interesting, however when I really get into the game, I get a kung fu grip on the controller and I might pull this one apart mid-game. Maybe if i ever rage quit i could pretend that I really broke it in half so I feel better.
Guess sony will be biting off nintendo soon. Not trying to be funny but how do you use that?
A ps3 controller with 2 balls on top look funny to me
Do Sony know anything about ergonomics and natural hand and finger positioning? The way they designed the DS3 - I guess not And now LOOK at THIS thing! *eye roll*
This looks like Crap..doesn't look functional. Thsi needs no praise...