New PlayStation Eyepad Controller patent discovered

It seems Sony has been working on a variety of controllers for PS4.

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Smurf11646d ago

I think it's a cool name. The PDF states that it will work with PS3 and any new console.

jujubee881646d ago (Edited 1646d ago )

This is almost certainly going to be used for a next gen PS console (if it comes out).

Edit: Also, I do not think the document actually called it the 'Eyepad'.

... But it sounds better than the lookytablet (which is would I would like to call it!) :)

jujubee881646d ago (Edited 1646d ago )

Thanks to neogaf, I found out it was called "EyePad" in the .pdf,

"...hereafter reffered to as the EyePad..."


GribbleGrunger1646d ago (Edited 1646d ago )

lol, yeah, I love it when a company has a sense of humour. They must have chuckled to themselves in the board room when naming this.

miyamoto1646d ago

funny you mentioned that

Originally called the iToy (short for "interactive toy") by the London branch, the webcam was later renamed to the EyeToy by Phil Harrison.

SilentNegotiator1645d ago (Edited 1645d ago )

I doubt that they would use that name for a final product.

Here we go....Playstation haters are here in full force (not you, Snookies), once again pretending that Nintendo invented the patent (tablets with controller bits, yeah, that didn't exist before Wii U /s) and acting like every patent is a Ps4 feature or something launching on Ps3 tomorrow.

Don't these guys ever get sick of kidding themselves?
Playstation haters are boringly predictable.

Neonridr1645d ago

lol, so are we going to now say that Sony was developing this long before Nintendo? I mean how many times do they have to come out with a strikingly "similar" product to a previously released Nintendo peripheral before we can call them copiers?

SilentNegotiator1645d ago (Edited 1645d ago )

No, I'm saying that Nintendo didn't invent the idea.

Oh noes! Sony is copying the company with an unoriginal idea!

And besides, all half-credible rumors are saying that the Ps4 will have a small touch PAD, not a touch SCREEN. I know some of you would love to see Sony "copy" a "Nintendo invented" idea so that you can continue on about SONY HAZ NO ORIGINAL IDEARS, but that's 95% likely not even the case.

xtremeimport1645d ago

I like the Vita because it has physical buttons as well as the option to touch. I use the touch to navigate the live screen but basically when it comes to games, i've always preferred the physical buttons. I hate games on the iphone because of that reason. touch just isnt as responsive and always feels kinda awkward.

Mounce1645d ago

Not to confuse 'eye' with 'i' in any way, of course :P Tehe.

Knight_Crawler1645d ago

The Playstation Eye Pad LMFAO!

What next Sony Eye Tunes.

Poor Sony, being at the bottom in every department must have them going mad.

StraightPath1645d ago

Wii u?

Sony copying once again

Snookies121645d ago (Edited 1645d ago )

It's not copying if you can do it better... That's just innovating. You take an idea and build upon it. If it sucks, by all means call it a copy, or a rip-off.

EZMickey1645d ago

@Snookies12 Actually it is still copying, regardless of whether it's done better or worse, it's still copying/imitating/mimicking.

Ironically if you look at the Move next to the Wii, Sony didn't "innovate", they just imitated but used better technology than Wii's controls and somehow Wii was still more successful by a ludicrous amount.

Even by your own logic (where did you come up with that anyway?), it's still copying because commercially they didn't do any better :/

GuyThatPlaysGames1645d ago

Apple will try to sue them for making it sound like Ipad lol

badz1491645d ago

When will people learn that not all patent will go into production? This will be just like millions of other patents...remain as a patent or a lawsuit weapon!

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wishingW3L1646d ago

Sony are on a roll patenting everything they can.

MattyG1645d ago

Companies tend to patent a lot of things, even if they have no intention of ever making them. Just in case, you know?

MultiConsoleGamer1646d ago

Sony tablet controller confirmed.

It's move all over again.

In before "chicken and egg" arguments over Move and Wiimote tech.

Azurite1646d ago

Why bother if you know better?

jimbobwahey1646d ago

Nothing is confirmed you idiot.

dafegamer1646d ago

So you're saying that the Wii U controller is not an IPad?

dafegamer1645d ago

@ginsunuva sorry but nintendo didnt innovate the tablett, nor a touchscreen

SilentNegotiator1645d ago (Edited 1645d ago )

That's right, Nintendo invented Tablets with controller bits on it. There TOTALLY wasn't a bunch of devices doing that before Nintendo.

And worst of all, you actually suggest that this confirms a tablet controller for the Ps4. When will you people learn that 90% of patents aren't used?

1Victor1645d ago

I agree with you silentNegotiator this is a move to block apple from using dual cameras for 3D video/pictures and allow Sony to came out with a 3D tablet

quantae061645d ago (Edited 1645d ago )

Nintendo were the first company to make a touchscreen controller on a video game console though.

SilentNegotiator1645d ago


Except the devices with touchscreens AND controller parts WERE the controllers to that hardware.

So, no, Nintendo really weren't the first to do that for a controller.

Qrphe1645d ago

Just like blocking used games was confirmed in the PS3 by that patent years ago.

Monkeycan81645d ago

I do have to say the tech for the "Move" was shown/recorded before the Wii was announced.

But i'm not sure when Nintendo patented or made up the Wii's motion controls.

If anyone knows let me know.

Neonridr1645d ago

2001 is when Nintendo first started their design. In that year, Nintendo licensed a number of motion-sensing patents from Gyration Inc, who they used to help build the Wiimote.