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Sony Patent Uncovered for Kinect-Like PlayStation Device


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210w ago - While Sony is currently promoting Move, today Siliconera.com (linked above) has uncovered a patent for a Kinect-like PlayStation device filed by Sony Computer Entertainment America.

While it's not a controller-free environment, the new controller device does track the location of players.

To quote: It's equipped with a gyroscope, accelerometer, magnometer, and most interestingly an ultrasonic transmitter. The controller uses this to communicate with another device to determine the location of the controller and player through echolocation.

The controller is half of the gizmo. Users also place this device on the floor and it communicates with a console via radio signals.

Sony equipped the floor sensor with a motion detector, cameras, sound processor, and another ultrasonic processor. Image detection lets it know where players are and if it has been moved.

Like the PlayStation Move controller, it has LEDs on top that provide visual feedback for in-game events and when your batteries are low. An onboard sound processor and microphone are present for voice control."







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tul18's Avatar
#5 - tul18 - 210w ago
Kinnect is already giving sony a real headache, why else do a new patent been revealed, this is just a promotion for the people to hang on believing that ps3 will have a Kinnect wannabe.

mossopinc's Avatar
#4 - mossopinc - 210w ago
i'd place bets it's gonna be for the PS4.

elser1's Avatar
#3 - elser1 - 210w ago
now let's dance... LOL

mikerock98's Avatar
#2 - mikerock98 - 210w ago
Quote Originally Posted by solrac1974 View Post
Interesting news, maybe $ony will bring more interaction to PS3 than any other console, time will tell!

I really hope not cause i just spent a mini fortune on another move controller and 2 navigation controllers... Joking.

I rather actually see the kinect working on the pS3 if some could map the drivers right!

solrac1974's Avatar
#1 - solrac1974 - 210w ago
Interesting news, maybe $ony will bring more interaction to PS3 than any other console, time will tell!

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