When Sony showed off its new motion control tech at E3 last month, the demo featured a LED wand as a controller. A recently published patent, however, hints that Sony may also be working on tech that would let players use everyday objects as controllers.
According to Siliconera, the patent details a system where any three-dimensional object can be mapped by a camera for use in a video game. Say for example you're playing a driving game. You can map in a plate, your shoe, heck maybe even a severed head and use it as a steering wheel. The mapping part is explained in the second and third images below:
The patent also includes some examples of how the tech can be used. In the first image below, a U-shaped object is used to simulate some sort of lightsaber-like sword. When the object is pointing upwards the sword is on and it turns off when the object is pointed down. Other examples mostly deal with usage in sports games.
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