Sony Patents New Video Game Interface

Video Game Law Blog

July 20, 2006

Sony's patented process, which is intended to let users control the action in a video game, would allow a game system (such as the Playstation 3) to view a rod-like controller in a 2D camera image and map its position in 3D. Microsoft has already been granted a patent for a similar system but, unlike Sony's process, it requires two cameras.  A wireless motion-sensing controller has also been announced for Nintendo's forthcoming Wii game system.

Coverage at (Gamespot)