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Report: Sony Developing "Hybrid Separable Motion Controller"

According to a recent patent filing, Sony is working on a modular motion controller.

Dubbed the "hybrid separable motion controller" in the filing, the controller is essentially a fusion of the Dualshock controller and the PS Move motion sensor.

Diagrams indicate that the controller can be played like a regular controller, broken apart to play motion-enabled portions of games, and then recombined again.

The patent also indicates that both sides of the controller will be equipped with an accelerometer, speaker, magnetometer, and gyroscope for motion detection.

Unfortunately, the patent reveals little of the plans that Sony has for this motion controller, although presumably this new motion controller may be the first of many plans that we see for the next-generation PlayStation as we move into 2013.

You can see the patent filing for yourself here.

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  • memadmax
    Ummm... nah....
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  • bak0n
    And they'll only start at $100 a piece because it says "Sony" on it.
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  • shikamaru31789
    Yet another reason for me to stick with Microsoft next-gen.
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  • alidan
    shikamaru31789Yet another reason for me to stick with Microsoft next-gen.and they will make the kinect the only input device for their console.

    bak0nAnd they'll only start at $100 a piece because it says "Sony" on it.not really, most of the crap in the controller could be done with a simple chip/s that costs nothing.

    if they arent wired together at all, than its will be the batteries that cost the most in it, and probably wont add to the cost of the next system and with how much crap dropped in price, probably not the stand alone controllers either.

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    besides this, i want a consle maker to make head mount displays supported from DAY ONE

    at least that way they make make more head room in the market than as the specialty product they currently are.
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  • chibiwings
    This is a week an a half old news. from PS3 relates sites.
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  • kcorp2003
    Okay Sony, 1st make a L4 and R4 button on the bottom of the controller like the touch under the PS vita. next put a small 3.5 inch touch screen in the middle.
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  • falchard
    There is a big difference between the Move, Kinect, and Wii/U controller. The Move actually works and has a 1:1 movement. Kinect sometime has issues getting gestures. Wii/U does not understand traversal, only rotation. Flicking your wrist is the same as doing a powerful swing.
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  • fonzy
    I was probably going to break it in half at some point anyway.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    chibiwingsThis is a week an a half old news. from PS3 relates sites.This is Toms. Need I say more?

    Really, that looks harder and useless. How are you going to be able to reach the directional controllers without extra the leverage of one hand holding the other side of the controller?
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  • TheViper
    falchardThere is a big difference between the Move, Kinect, and Wii/U controller. The Move actually works and has a 1:1 movement. Kinect sometime has issues getting gestures. Wii/U does not understand traversal, only rotation. Flicking your wrist is the same as doing a powerful swing.Wii Motion Plus is also 1:1 when properly programmed and the Wii U Gamepad is 1:1 by default (accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer).

    Even the original Wii remote can understand traversal in conjunction with the IR sensor but that does require it to be pointed where the IR camera in the remote can see the IR light bar so it's limited.
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