Sony patents Move controller that heats and cools as you play
Sony devs imagine hot and cold tech that could enhance gameplay.
Sony has filed a patent for a Move controller that becomes hot or cool depending on your in-game actions.
Seems that Sony filed a patent this week for a new Move controller that gets Hot or Cold as you play.
According to it, for example, the controller will warm up as your in-game gun overheats. Once the in-game weapon heats up to the point it locks up, the controller will eventually cool, signalling to the player that the weapon is once again operable. Color changes on the controller can also denote the temperature of the in-game weapon.
Other scenario examples include:
Another example shown, indicated temperature change while the player was embroiled in battle. Enemy fire or explosions would denote a “thermal grill illusion.” The illusion also appeared when the player was hit with an electric shock.
Temperature changes, according to the patent, can also occur when the player is searching for hidden objects in a game. The controller will warm up when the player gets closer to the object, and cool down when they get too far away from it.
Also described in the patent is a “biometric sensor” which cools the controller when “a decrease in galvanic skin resistance” is detected. That means the controller will cool down when it picks up on the fact your hands are hot and sweaty...
And finally, is interesting to note that the controller may finally include some memory and a speaker like Wii Remote.