Sony Patents a VR controller with finger tracking

By Sean Carey,
A recently published patent filed by Sony for a finger-tracking VR controller that looks similar to that of the Valve Index controller has been discovered.

PSVR finger tracking

The patent (via Upload VR) titled "Controller Device" shows an image of what looks like a controller that can be strapped to a player's hand, with an analogue stick and four face buttons and a trigger on the back. The abstract of the patent says, "This controller device is worn on the hand of a user and includes a plurality of sensor units that detect the fingers of the user." These sensor units would allow for finger tracking in games, much like the current Valve Index controller where each individual finger of the player is tracked by the device and is then mirrored in-game.

The PlayStation Move controllers could be considered out of date by some when compared to the likes of current VR peripherals, so a move in this direction could be a welcome change and open up new possibilities for the VR on the PlayStation. However, it is important to note that this is just a patent filing, companies like Sony patent ideas like this all the time, and often they never see the light of day.

Source: Upload VR
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games such as Mordhau, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Games Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score and completion percentage!