The Move, the Vita, now this monstrosity:
Way back in May 2011, Sony Computer Entertainment America filed a United States patent application for the “Hybrid Separable Motion Controller,” which in layman’s terms is a DualShock and PlayStation Move in one. Yesterday, the patent was approved.The eagle eyes over at thesixthaxis spotted the patent and posted the PDF, but the general idea is that you’re getting a DualShock with a PlayStation Move orb on each side. From there, the controller breaks in half via magnets so that you can wave your arms for your favorite PlayStation Move-enabled game. Each half of the controller has its own speaker, accelerometer, vibration option and so on.
the ever-rumored PS4/Orbis – but CVG.com points out that the patent “also shows a Cell/RSX configuration on one slide, suggesting that the device is likely to be related to a current platform, if it is in fact even planned for release.”
And there’s the important snippet – if it’s planned for release. Sony patents stuff all the time and doesn’t use it, so don’t run out to preorder the controller yet. When reached for comment, a Sony rep said "Unfortunately, we do not comment on patents."
Would you even buy this thing? Let us know in the comments below, and thanks toIGN reader Jordan Bird for tipping us off to this whole thing.