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No, this is not a joke or any nonsense, but a patent application that Sony submitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office in the summer of 2020.
Older players might remember that the Banana title was awarded to the first (and eventually abandoned) PlayStation 3 console, of course due to its distinctive shape. But it’s totally different this time, because it’s not about creating a gamepad with some specific features, but with completely random elements to play.
Banana is just an example, but it’s clearly very representative, because Sony herself uses it Figures shown.
The patent describes software that uses a camera to map things in everyday life so that they are I have seen Through the console as controllers. Meanwhile, the actions the player performs on this improvised accessory, such as swinging or touching at specific points, are consistent with the common buttons known from Dualshock.
One condition: The object used should not emit strong light due to visual limitations. However, in theory, nothing prevents you from replacing the console with the brush, plate, or banana just mentioned.
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As Sony explains, console accessories are getting more expensive, and not everyone can afford that many consoles, which is what the social aspect of gaming suffers from. The impromptu rewards are not intended to replace the classic pads, but rather to be a customized solution for multiplayer games, for example during parties. Incidentally, a game with unusual items could be an added attraction there.
Unfortunately, as with all patents, especially those in the United States, it is so far only a loose concept. Without a plan or announcement of its practical implementation.