A new technology patented by Sony could pave the way for a revolutionary feature for PlayStation game controllers.
Sony has patented a new technology that will improve the haptic feedback of future PlayStation controllers. The patent, discovered in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) database, describes a controller that can change temperature depending on the scenario of the game.
For example, if the game takes place in the desert or when you pick up something hot, the controller will get hot. Or vice versa, when the character enters cold water or progresses in winter conditions, he will cool down. The invention, which will allow users to immerse themselves in the game better, will increase the level of realism of the games on Sony consoles.
How will it be possible?
To make this possible, Sony engineers replaced the plastic on the handles of the remote with a gel-like material that can quickly change the temperature, according to the patent statement. However, such a feature is thought to negatively affect the battery life of the device. In addition, heating of the controller may cause the player’s hands to sweat.
Sony’s plans for this patented technology are not yet known. But the company has all the resources it might need to bring this project to life. As a result, the technology in question may be seen in game controllers in a few years, or it may remain an interesting idea on paper. We’ll wait and see.