We all remember laughing at that part of the KB PlayStation Move commercial, remember? Ah, but technology knows no bounds; it presses forward.
Microsoft's Kinect boasts controller-free movement, while the Move still requires that you hold some electronic device in your hand. But maybe Sony is trying to do the controller-free thing, too…whether you like it or not.
PlayStation LifeStyle has been checking on various patents filed by Sony Computer Entertainment for a 3D depth sensing camera that would be similar to Kinect. Click the link to see the latest uncovered image; it shows you how to use your fingers as a gun. And here's part of the description:
"For example, the user may be able to shoot by different hand gestures, may be able to reload the gun with different gestures, and the different positions or orientations of the user’s hand may cause different graphical renderings of the user or gun on the display screen when the user is interacting with a particular game program."
Kinect doesn't really do exact finger tracking so this piece of intriguing technology would – theoretically – be a step up. But to be perfectly honest, I can't quite get my head wrapped around either Move or Kinect. Just gimme my old-fashioned controller.