PS5 DualSense Patent Suggests Next-Gen Controller Could Detect Users


A recently approved PS5 DualSense patent suggests that Sony’s next-gen controller may one day be able to identify specific users simply by how they are holding it.As reported by SegmentNext (via VGC), this patent describes a system that would use DualSense’s sensors, including its gyroscope and accelerometer, to gather telemetry data to track the controller’s position, orientation, and properties “such as the maximum velocity, minimum velocity or mean velocity of the controller for a given time, such as 60 seconds for example.”

If a match is found by the controller, it would prompt the user to accept or reject the detected profile. This patent looks to solve the issue of having to manually log into multiple accounts and provide a more seamless experience.This patent isn’t strictly limited to the DualSense, however, as it also indicates this technology could work with other devices like the DualShock controller, Move Motion controllers, PSVR Headset, and more.

It’s important to note that patents are filed by companies all the time, and this specific filing does not guarantee this will make it to PS5 owners around the world.

Other recent patents filed by Sony include one that gives a glimpse of what the PS5 UI could look like, an AI tool that could help players if they are stuck in a game, a cloud system to play PS1, PS2, and PS3 games, and more.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.



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