A joystick is an input tool including a stick that rotates on a base as well as reports its angle or instructions to the tool it is controlling. A joystick, also understood as the control column, is the primary control device in the cockpit of several private and military airplane, either as a center stick or side-stick. It often has supplementary buttons to regulate numerous elements of the aircraft’s trip.
Joysticks are commonly used to regulate computer games, and also normally have one or more push-buttons whose state can additionally read by the computer system. A popular variation of the joystick used on modern-day computer game consoles is the analog stick. Joysticks are additionally made use of for regulating devices such as cranes, trucks, underwater unmanned automobiles, mobility devices, surveillance video cameras, as well as no transforming distances grass mowers. Mini finger-operated joysticks have been taken on as input gadgets for smaller electronic tools such as mobile phones.

Sony has always been actively depositing patents for its game controllers. They always had a busy team working on a new PlayStation controller to improve the gaming experience of their customers. This last patent reveals that they are currently working hard on a controller who will have foldable joysticks.

Sony has affirmed in the patent that the current Joystick controller options are quite limited. The majority of joysticks that players are comfortable using are not so laptops as they should be. It is mainly because of the stick part of their joysticks. They must be the same size as the player’s hand to be comfortable. This, however, makes it relatively little practical.

They added in the patent that portable analog nodes can sometimes be uncomfortable due to constant friction between the thumb and the controller surface. With the comfort of the community of players in mind, Sony tries to offer a comfortable but portable game joystick. They want the actual joysticks do not remain extended above the surface of the controller.

An inch controller is also an option. However, this will include a protrusion that players will have to move with their thumb. They could be smaller and more comfortable, but the projection could easily break.

For the moment, we still do not know if this folding controller will come a day on the market. Yet this patent deposit is the first step of what could be a very long development process. Considering that Sony also has a PlayStation controller with voice commands in preparation, it seems that they want to create a controller to meet all the needs of the players.

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