Sony game controller lets you go from real to unreal gaming on the fly, promises a fully immersive experience
I just put the PlayStation controller aside after a fierce game of FIFA with my friend. My thumb hurts and I wonder, what if I could unjoin the controller to use the joystick on either side so the pressure can be distributed between both thumbs? Well, if there was a controller to meet this demand, it would have to do a little more than just unjoin for user convenience.
A designer thinks the average DualShock should be able to tear apart and turn into a VR game controller, and we’re intrigued! The wireless VR controller that gamers would use with Sony’s fully immersive PS VR headset, potentially in the future, was modeled after the design language of the PS game controller. The artistically pleasing controller is called the “Unreal Control” and it’s actually an innovative iteration of Sony’s line of gamepads.
Creator: Evgenia Burmistrova
The VR game controller, Unreal Control, isn’t just about looks and its uncompromising slant for Sony’s design aesthetic. The controller is actually integrated with VR sensors. So the intention on the ground is to combine a regular gamepad with a VR controller. Simply so players don’t have to abandon their session and seamlessly transition from a normal game to a fun, real-life VR adventure. In addition to allowing the player to immerse themselves in the VR gaming world without distraction, the controller also allows playing games with augmented reality elements. It is therefore designed for an unforgettable emotion on the platform or technology with which you want to interact.
What’s wonderful about the Unreal is its dual design – figuratively speaking! Two controllers are created for augmented reality play which can be connected together in a frame as a single unit to give you a modern gamepad. Independent controllers with built-in VR sensors can be used individually or connected to work as a single controller so you can switch from unreal to real game mode on the fly or vice versa.
Whatever functionality the controller can pull off, its design: look and feel are of equal consideration for a gamer. Combining elements of Sony’s design philosophy, the controller features soft shades and gentle curves. This makes it really ergonomic to hold and comfortable to play. This is basically made possible by the construction material. The controller is made from matte eco-friendly plastic, which makes the accessory non-slip in the hands and fully recyclable at end of life. Designed in colors to appeal to both female and male gamers, the VR game controller is progressive and sleek, intended to appeal to gamers with its brevity, minimalism, and simplicity.