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Submitted by doctorstrange 1113d ago | news

SCE Controller Patent Can Get Hard, Soft, Rough or Smooth, Trigger "Multiple Human Sensations"

"We’ve dug into a series of incredible Sony Computer Entertainment patents that describe an almost sci-fi sounding controller. Read on to learn about the most advanced, most bizarre and most sexual controller you can possibly imagine."
-PSLS (Next-Gen, PS3, Sony)

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Sev  +   1113d ago
Finally, guys will be able to talk their wives into playing with their PlayStations.
dboyc310  +   1113d ago
What the hell is Sony working on? lol I'm honestly hype to see what they come out with. This information is intriguing especially since we have a lot of games that evoke a lot of emotions while playing like journey, heavy rain etc. Wonder how Quantic Dream will utilize this in there upcoming game(hopefully KARA).
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kneon  +   1113d ago
These features all seem pretty useless to me, and features like the heating/cooling could be a big power draw.
jujubee88  +   1113d ago
I personally like the idea of these new controllers.
Like the patent stated, we as the user normally have feedback in the controller in the form of rumble.

This new controller will basically be a direct evolution of that physical response.

@kneon:

I would have to check the patent, but I would imagine Sony would have to include an API in the PS4's OS where the power hungry mechanical functions were not constantly running.

Even than, I wouldn't mind recharging my control every 5-8 hours. Heck, my VITA typically lasts me longer than that and it needs to power it's own CPU, GPU, OLED display, etc.
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blackbeld  +   1113d ago
"Multiple Human Sensations"

Wow this is insane!

Controller that could, Hard or Soft, Rough or Smooth, hot or cold.

Wow madness!

I hope this is true. Day one purchase!
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SilentNegotiator  +   1113d ago
People, would you PLEASE stop assuming that every patent is a Ps4 feature? Are you guys NEW to the idea of patents? Thousands come and go having never gone utilized. Many end up being used for research methodologies (probably what the tongue controller will some day be used for).
DatNJDom81  +   1112d ago
Well, a Sony rep did make a statement in where he said something to the effect of "It will be scary what gamers will be able to play in 10 years." Virtual reality and immersion are going to be part of whatever Sony is dreaming up. Although I do doubt it will be PS4 related. Maybe the console after?
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1113d ago | Funny
MS is experimenting innovations like big halo, small halo, fast halo, slow halo, long halo short halo..
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Liquid_Ocelot  +   1113d ago
Lmfao! Come on man, don't do that xD
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1112d ago
at least they got innovations and the best fps to define the genre, halo
hiredhelp  +   1113d ago
Can Get Hard, Soft, Rough or Smooth, Trigger "Multiple Human Sensations

This starting to sound more like something i find in a Cough Cough private shop
Monolith  +   1113d ago
Were due for added features to our gaming controllers. First joysticks, then vibrations, then motion. Now heating, cooling, hard, soft, ruff and smooth. It would be cool for a new added standard.
MoveTheGlow  +   1112d ago
So, this is pretty much haptic feedback, right? We've been hearing about the potential for that for a while, but this seems a little different... neat stuff.
doctorstrange  +   1113d ago
"Oh, and it has a reservoir that stores “an inflating material” that expands to “cause a sensation of hardness.”"

This needs to be made.
Foolsjoker  +   1113d ago
It already has been...
Kalowest  +   1113d ago
Men already have one.
Convas  +   1113d ago
How did you not see how wide open you left that?
ftwrthtx  +   1113d ago
50 Shades of a PS3 controller?
doctorstrange  +   1113d ago
Goddamn
I just had multiple human sensations
Root  +   1113d ago
Imagine the add ons

http://www.rabbitvibrator.c...
Wedge19  +   1113d ago
Next they'll patent retractable needles that stab your hands when you get shot or hit.
doctorstrange  +   1113d ago
"with a “push-pull” mechanism on the inside dictating how far edges stick out, and so how rough they are. Alternatively, prongs could be placed:"

Prongs
TrendyGamers  +   1113d ago
This controller sounds like something made for Until Dawn.
doctorstrange  +   1113d ago
Maybe for this scene

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nevin1  +   1113d ago
DualShock rumble is good enough.
SolidStoner  +   1113d ago
controller will give you slap in a face every time you get killed! lol
kneon  +   1113d ago
We don't need that for when you get shot. We need the needles coupled with the heating feature and the douchebag detector.

When those ignorant, foul mouthed homophobic 12 year olds go off on a rant they get a palm full of hot needles. Hopefully after a couple hundred times they may learn to behave better.
ImpliedDeception  +   1113d ago
Brilliant for Demon's Souls 2.
Majin-vegeta  +   1113d ago
Title is just full of win ;D.
dbjj12088  +   1113d ago
This is so weird.
LordMe  +   1113d ago
Can't I just get a normal controller with updated hardware?
bicfitness  +   1113d ago
Exactly. I don't need biometric gimmicks. Just something with buttons and analogue sticks on it.
DarkBlood  +   1112d ago
so you want it to say the same for all eternity? something needs to evolve you know
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LordMe  +   1112d ago
The games need to evolve, I don't see how biometric readers and controllers that get hard / soft and change shape is needed.
DarkBlood  +   1112d ago
it isnt needed in a certain sense but im not against the idea of them doing something new with it either

you know like the saying goes "we make things you didnt even know you wanted" its true in some cases
zerocrossing  +   1113d ago
There are so many sexual innuendos here, It's hard to choose where to start. Oh, that'll do lol.
tehpees3  +   1113d ago
I think all these patents Sony is filing it just some way of creating hype without any real leaks getting out.

Not all hype needs to be positive (see the used games patent) and it shows something is definitely going on in the world of Playstation.

Its actually highly unlikely they will use these.
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jujubee88  +   1113d ago
These sorts of patents actually have their application.
Obviously, SCE is not the type of company that determines a science, creates these ideas, and finds applications just to have the patent wind up being marketing cannon fodder for a new PS console.

This controller (more than likely) will not be included with the PS4, but there is a high probability engineers are currently piecing together the components to make it (one day) a reality.

Also, do you think "the world of Playstation" needs hype in this form? SCE would much rather people get hyped on the promise TLoU might have in relation to what we might see next gen.

edit:

I also remember seeing a Playstation Magazine where some SCE RnD lab where developing software for all sorts of stuff (3D, Simulview, HeadVisors, etc). I would not be surprised if that same lab is making tech demo software with using a prototype of this new controller.
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CommonSenseGamer  +   1113d ago
Hmm...looks like the hype machine is swinging I to full gear again...SIXAXIS anyone?

Lets just wait and see how this translates into something tangible for gamers.
Hicken  +   1113d ago
What hype machine? What the hell are you talking about?
Froakie  +   1113d ago
How about they cut the crap and just make a normal controller?
zerocrossing  +   1113d ago
Sadly gimmicks generate hype and hype sells products regardless of how well applied said gimmick turns out to be.
DigitalSmoke  +   1113d ago
I told u, just wait.
-Gespenst-  +   1113d ago
eXistenZ.
GalacticEmpire  +   1113d ago
You make the controller out of your dinner?
ajax17  +   1113d ago
Dude, not joking at all, but I literally just watched that movie last night for the first time! So gross and amazing!
MasterCornholio  +   1113d ago
So how do i make the controller give me an orgasm?

LOL
ajax17  +   1113d ago
I'm just glad all three big companies are developing new and inventive ways regarding gameplay rather than being straight power houses. This is definitely going to be the most fascinating generation of game consoles. I can't wait for some solid facts though!
Sp1d3ynut  +   1113d ago
The jokes are just too easy with this one...
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black911  +   1113d ago
Swimming under water the controler gets soft and cold?
TheObserver  +   1112d ago
There are many really cool application for this. If a character is in the cold environment, the buttons becomes much harder to press and much slower in resetting. This simulate the lost of dexterity in cold environments. Or in an RPG, Paralysis status ailment also affects the smoothness of your controller. Or in an FPS, Stun Grenades can affects the smoothness of your controls. Yet is getting out of stunned state more skill based because a person can snap out of it with brute finger force instead of the game forcing them into a dazed state for a set period of time. Just a few example of in game affects being translated into a real world effect on the player.

You guys lack creativity.
Kurylo3d  +   1112d ago
Its all good until the controller explodes and someone loses a finger.
DarthBigE  +   1112d ago
I can already see the lawsuits suing sony for burning their hands...
NastyLeftHook0  +   1112d ago
The ps4 will utilize the power of a supernova ATLEAST.
Kurylo3d  +   1112d ago
Well... if the playstation move didnt already look like a sextoy.. this one certainly will feel like one lol

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