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Submitted by doctorstrange 1550d ago | news

Sony Patent Reveals The Ultimate PlayStation Move Controller That Never Was

The PlayStation Move managed to do what the Wiimote never could – provide 1:1 motion tracking in a 3D space, but many still see the controller as a simple copy of Nintendo’s popular motion device. Now, according to a Sony patent, it has been revealed that the company once had bigger plans for the Move, and were open to adding far more features to the device. (Playstation Move, PS3, Sony)

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doctorstrange  +   1550d ago
Sweet
Might have been a bit too complicated, but I'd love to have seen what games could have come out of this
Sev  +   1550d ago
Its almost like they wanted to make it double as a mouse. One of those has an analog stick. They should have kept it like that honestly so even a second Move could act as a Nav controller.
doctorstrange  +   1550d ago
Yeah
I think an analog stick could have opened it up to a bunch of games where you can move around, and use 2 motion controllers
Vherostar  +   1549d ago
They no doubt cut things off it to save on initial costs.
doctorstrange  +   1549d ago
Ya
Much as I'd love the controller, a £150 controller would have been insane
milohighclub  +   1549d ago
they should of kept the analog i'd rather pay a bit more for that and only have to buy 2 of those instead of 2 move and nav controllers.....
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NJShadow  +   1550d ago
Pressure from pushing down? That's something that Nintendo would have DEFINITELY utilized, kinda like they're doing with uDraw now. But man, that would've been neat.
Teddybee  +   1550d ago
Yea
Woulda been pretty cool to see what they could have come up with
Theonik  +   1549d ago
uDraw is not a Nintendo game.
wolfehound22  +   1550d ago
That's pretty unique. Would of been cool to see it action
godzilla212  +   1549d ago
Indeed
Maybe there's a prototype lying around somewhere, here's hoping some footage comes out
TheGameFoxJTV  +   1549d ago
It wouldn't be compatible with anything.
doctorstrange  +   1549d ago
True, except
Prototype games from when/if they made the device
poopoojames  +   1550d ago
Very cool, perhaps we could see this used with the PS4.
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CobraKai  +   1550d ago
Ugh Gross
But I agree that some of this tech will be utilized in the controller for PS4 should they continue with motion sensing
blumatt  +   1549d ago
I hope my Move controllers will still be usable on the PS4's move titles. I don't want to have to replace them all, personally. I bought 4 of 'em. lol
ravinash  +   1549d ago
That could happen.
We've been needing to get new dualshock controllers each generation, so we could be some features from this.
Buffniceguy  +   1550d ago
Move isn't a Wiimote copy it's a kinect/wiimote hybird that is more responsive :)
jneul  +   1549d ago
correction its an eye/move hybrid lol nice try kinect came after eyetoy and even without the camera move>>wiimote because it has magnetometers
T3mpr1x  +   1550d ago
The end controller seems so much simpler...
doctorstrange  +   1550d ago
Well
I think this is the patented design - http://playstationlifestyle... - the last pic just shows one part of it, with the rest left out to simplify the patent.
T3mpr1x  +   1549d ago
Oh I meant the end result, what we got for the finished product. :)
doctorstrange  +   1549d ago
Me fail
You're right there. Much as I'd love a super move controller, it would put off a ton of casuals who would have just been confused by the device.
wsoutlaw87  +   1549d ago
all that you would notice by looking is that it has an analog stick. I dont think the complexities would have put anyone off, simply because they wouldn't even notice if the game didn't need it.
mushroomwig  +   1549d ago
Are you even allowed to put massive watermarks on images that you didn't create?
SLEDGE  +   1549d ago
If anything I'd say the Move controller is a steping stone til THAT device comes along next gen.

The cost of the controller will have gone down, people would instantly see the upgrades to the previous Move controller.
And by then they might have increased the battery life to match, or surpass the Move controller.
Simco876  +   1549d ago
People won't see that though until like 30 years done the line. They will say "Sony started that huge accuracy thing", but right now its just "A Wii copy"

Fools don't understand!
jneul  +   1549d ago
it would have been nice as we would have had a game like demon souls compatible with move now only sword motions will be detectable as a result, there would have been an even easier way to do shield controls, put six-axis into the navigator it would have been very good and still simple to use, i know a move controller like the one in the patent would have just too many buttons and would be confusing to some.
i expect to see another additon to the move within the next couple of years hoping it is six-axis into the navigator, but i already bought one so i will be a little irritated lol
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Dark-Cloud4  +   1549d ago
i don't think this is a good idea, puting analog stick on move , i thought befor it would be good idea but when i think about it it looks dumb and plays dumb . dumb dumb ..

what's the use of the navigation ? ..
Darrius Cole  +   1549d ago
I like the thumbstick on every Move unit.
guitar_nerd_23  +   1549d ago
would have been nice to have the analogue stick, for 2 handed move games with character movement

the fight would have benifited from that but it needs first person view more desperately
DanSolo  +   1549d ago
The analogue sticks on the move would just make soo much sense.... can you imagine playing a game like Oblivion, being able to use sword and shield, or wielding a bow.... would quite easily have made a game like that twice as good with little effort!

Oh well, Sony seem to have a problem with missing the boat with analogue sticks.... I am looking at you PSP!!!!

Still the Move is a good piece of kit, I have not really used mine since playing Sports Champions and Tumble, but hopefully there will be some quality games coming out soon, Sorcery is looking like it has potential..... lol still thinking about that brings me inevitably back to thinking about analogue sticks and Oblivion....
btk  +   1549d ago
Quite sure they tried many prototypes before ended up with the current Move design. Simplicity, ease of use, manufacturing cost etc all factored in.

For the current gen, Move is adequate.
damnyouretall  +   1549d ago
yeah i dont understand why they didnt go with 2 analogs. leave the casual shit to the wii. were ps3 gamers and mostly hardcore. let the kids and grandmas have their own console

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