Sony’s New Gesture-Based VR/AR UI Supports Microsoft and Nintendo Devices


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Dec 25, 2018
Sony’s next-generation plans have come up over the past few months when we dug up multiple patents regarding PlayStation VR 2 and PlayStation 5. Today, we have found probably the most interesting patent yet. The information is quite simple yet it shows Sony’s plans to cast a broad net over the augmented and virtual reality market.

On December 26, 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment filed a patent for “GESTURE-BASED USER INTERFACE FOR AR AND VR WITH GAZE TRIGGER.” The patent reveals the company’s efforts to create a user-interface for VR/AR gaming devices as well as other consumer electronics. The UI supports hand-gestures and movements. Some of the gesture examples can be seen in the image below.

The user interface is designed to support a multitude of devices including PlayStation consoles, consoles created by Microsoft and Nintendo or other manufacturers, VR headsets, AR headsets, portable televisions, computers, laptops, and tablets. It seems the UI can be modified to serve any device you would want. The UI is compatible with Linux, systems from Microsoft, and Unix operations systems among other software.

I like it when the companies adjust with each other and support each others devices and platform.

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