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Sony patent hints at gesture-based controls for PS Vita

As if a full set of tactile buttons, a touch screen, a rear touchpad, sixaxis controls and two analog sticks weren’t enough, a patent discovered by PlayStation Lifestyle hints at gesture-based controls for the PlayStation Vita.

The patent, which was filed by Sony back in 2009, shows a control scheme that allows the player to operate the device, by using their finger.

The idea behind this control scheme is that the device’s front-facing camera will track your finger in a 3D space, allowing for you to move or rotate your finger in any direction. These movements will be translated into commands, which will then control what happens in-game.

There’s more information, as well as some images, over on PlayStation Lifestyle.


Edited On 07 Aug, 2011

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