Sony Patents ‘ PlayStation Eyepad’ Controller Or Tablet Device
The majority of rumours surrounding the controller for the PS4 seem to suggest the DualShock will be returning, albeit in a new and improved design with a touchpad.
However in a new patent uncovered by Gamechup, it seems there could be a completely new and radical design that looks much more like a typical tablet device with physical buttons on either side.
The patent – named ‘PlayStation Eyepad’ – is for an input device that is able to communicate with entertainment devices.
Interestingly it can also be used as a stereoscopic camera so the device can generate 3D buttons and used to act as any other device.
The patent itself has a heap of details and information to browse through, but we will say that – however impressive it may be – this could just be an idea that Sony has patented for future use.
This kind of tech R&D is often home to a wide variety of options – just in case the manufacturer is interested on exploring certain avenues. There’s no guarantee that a patent could lead to a final product.