Sony could be engaged on a PS5 controller that mimics temperature

The DualSense controller for the PS5 could also be getting a brand new function improve that permits it to imitate a shift in temperature. A new patent that Sony has revealed reveals that it’s probably engaged on a controller that makes use of upgraded haptics expertise to make gameplay extra immersive.

The at present accessible DualSense already takes gameplay up a notch with the adaptive triggers and superior haptics. The adaptive triggers enable moments in-game to govern the response of the set off pull power. Pulling an bowstring again for instance might require extra power on the set off to totally pull it again. The superior haptics in the meantime, can do issues like mimic the floor your character is strolling on. It does this by adjusting the vibration the haptics give off. So strolling on grass, sand or filth is accompanied by softer haptics. Whereas strolling on metallic, wooden, or glass modifications the vibration to be extra noticeable.

In accordance with the patent, noticed by Exputer, this new controller would incorporate haptic expertise that makes use of an “elastically deformable elastic member” which might alter the controller’s form barely primarily based on participant contact sensing and in-game occasions. The controller would additionally embody a temperature management part. This may ship electrical indicators to the deformable elastic member to trigger a shift in temperature. Think about strolling by way of fireplace and this in-game second sends a sign to the temperature management part of the controller. Which then warms up the elastic member part to imitate that motion.

The patent additionally explains that the controller would come with a sensor which measures totally different actions. Particularly if the elastic portion have been touched, pinched, pressed with a finger, rubbed and so on.

The temperature function wouldn’t come to the present PS5 controller

It’s fairly apparent that, it is a function that’s depending on {hardware}. So it’s not one thing gamers ought to count on to see include an replace to the DualSense they already personal. Somewhat that is most likely one thing that may be carried out later. Say in a brand new model of the DualSense additional within the PS5’s lifecycle.

Maybe one which launches across the time of the rumored PS5 Professional that’s suspected to launch vacation 2024. That being mentioned the controller or these options might by no means see the sunshine of day. It could be laborious to consider a controller having such capabilities. However Sony envisions advancing controller expertise to make haptics and gameplay extra immersive.

“Nevertheless, latest years have seen widespread use of applied sciences that current vibrations and power sensations to be able to enrich consumer experiences in gaming and the like. The current invention has been made in gentle of the above circumstances, and it’s an object thereof to supply a controller able to enriching haptic experiences” the patent reads.

Sony continues by noting that “A facet of the current invention to resolve the above drawback of the standard instance is a controller that features a sensor utilizing an elastically deformable elastic member, and this sensor detects consumer’s contact with or deforming motion of the elastic member and outputs an electrical sign primarily based on the detected contact or deforming motion in query.”

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