Past patents have prompt that Sony is engaged on finger-tracking for a brand new VR movement controller, presumably the PlayStation Move 2, to be paired with an unannounced PSVR 2 headset. Now a brand new video from Sony researchers offers us a way more strong have a look at that work.

The video accompanies a new research paper titled “Evaluation of Machine Learning Techniques for Hand Pose Estimation on Handheld Device with Proximity Sensor.” Crucially, the work is authored by Kazuyuki Arimatsu and Hideki Mori from Sony Interactive Entertainment. That’s the division of Sony particularly chargeable for the PlayStation model, and never the broader corp, so this might effectively be the idea for Sony next-gen PlayStation Move 2 VR controllers.

What we will see is a prototype for a controller just like Valve’s Index Controllers when it comes to performance. Sensors within the controller are capable of inform when a consumer is gripping the gadget with all their fingers and after they raise particular person fingers away. The motion is imitated in a digital illustration of the hand, permitting for deeper hand presence in VR. As the video states, this method doesn’t use any exterior imaginative and prescient to trace the place of fingers as seen within the controller-free resolution on Oculus Quest.

Later on within the video we additionally see the controller put to the take a look at with a simulated sweaty hand and with palms fitted with rings and watches. The outcomes are spectacular.

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While nothing’s confirmed but, it’s trying an increasing number of attainable that finger monitoring turns into a serious characteristic of Sony’s next-generation movement controllers for a attainable PSVR 2. We do know that Sony is prototyping new headsets and we additionally know that its next-generation console, the PS5, will help the unique PSVR headset. A real successor appears doubtless, and a brand new pair of controllers to accompany it is usually more likely to occur.

If these actually are Sony’s next-gen VR controllers, count on to see a strap someplace on the ultimate gadget that will help you maintain them, very similar to the unique patent confirmed. A 12 months in the past, the corporate additionally licensed advanced haptics for VR controllers. Not solely that, however superior haptics and set off resistance already characteristic on the brand new DualSense controller for PS5. Lots of threads to comply with right here.

That mentioned, don’t count on to see any of this work as a business product this 12 months. Sony itself has warned that it’s not more likely to launch PSVR 2 alongside PS5. Hopefully we received’t have to attend an excessive amount of longer, although. For now, take a look at everything we know about PSVR 2.

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