BEACON TRANSCRIPT – We all agree that virtual reality is the next logical step in gaming. Towards that end, many tech companies such as Microsoft or HTC have been adding multiple features to their VR devices in order to ship them on to the market as possible. And recently, Sony released the blueprints for a VR glove controller which will enhance the whole VR gaming experience.
With just a few months before Oculus Rift hits the market, everyone it wondering about how are they going to use the new immersive technology? I mean, it’s not like you are going to stick to your head and play the game using a regular mouse, keyboard or another game controller.
Well, it would seem that Sony is currently working on a device that could revolutionize the whole gaming industry and not to mention the fact that the device could change the way we interact with the virtual world.
So, what is this revolutionary device? It’s a glove, but not just any regular glove. This patent released by Sony shows the specs of an intricate controller that will be capable of granting the user unlimited degrees of movement in the game.
Basically, the glove is designed to work with the VR headset. Once the game starts, the users will be able to control his in-game character using only his hand gestures. In fact, the blueprints show that the overall device is so sensitive to the player’s hand motions, that it can even detect the slightest variation in motion.
For instance, the device can tell apart your finger’s movement from your hand’s movement. Moreover, the system recognizes more ample actions such as arching, finger bending, cascade movements and can even tell apart the fingers from your left arm from the fingers of your right arm.
This can be translated as enriched gameplay, meaning that with the same finger you can, for instance, change weapons or open up the map. The trick is how much you will move that finger. Another great innovation brought to us by Sony is the thumb controller patents, which can basically a configurable button.
Unfortunately, apart from this blueprint, the tech company did not disclose any launch date. Furthermore, we can’t even say for sure if the company is currently developing such a devices or if this is just a plan and nothing more.
Sony released the blueprints for a VR glove controller, which, in theory, will revolutionize the way we interact with a virtual environment.