Console News 22 Mar 2021 9:09 AM +00:00

PlayStation 5 Might Let Players Use Bananas To Play Games

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A recent Sony patent could let players turn fruit and other household items into usable game controllers.

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As spotted by GamesIndustry.biz, players will be able to use oranges or bananas to control their consoles.

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PlayStation 5 Might Let Players Use Bananas To Play Games

“Whilst peripherals such as [controllers, head-mounted displays, motion controllers and steering wheels] can enrich a player’s video game experience,” the patent information explains, “the technical complexity (and therefore cost) associated with such devices can often act as a barrier to entry in terms of players accessing such equipment.”

“Even if a player is in possession of multiple peripherals, each of these may need to be charged regularly in order to be usable. It would be desirable if a user could use an inexpensive, simple and non-electronic device as a video game peripheral.”

The idea is that a camera would track a non-gaming object, be that a piece of furniture or fruit.

As per the images, players could dual-wield bananas like guns – no, really.

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Image courtesy of Sony's patent

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What about buttons? Well, Sony has thought of that, too The patent shows potential for button overlays from a headset.

While the idea may seem pretty far out, these patents often don't make it to real-world application. Still, there's always the chance you'll be steering your car in the next Gran Turismo using a banana is a possibility.

Speaking of Sony hardware, the company revealed that it's hard at work on a next-gen VR headset for PlayStation 5 which will offer "dramatic leaps in performance and interactivity."

"Players will feel an even greater sense of presence and become even more immersed in their game worlds once they put on the new headset."

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