Microsoft patents biometric, pressure-sensitive video game controller
Some very interesting news about Microsoft controllers was unearthed by Engadget today. As it turns out, some enterprising user discovered a patent that hints at Microsoft's development of a pressure-sensitive biometrics controller.
Now, I'm sure some of you are wondering what in god's name I just said. Basically, biometrics usually involves security features such as fingerprint, retinal, and facial recognition; it's a pretty common means of securing one's laptop against unwanted guests.
Now, Microsoft might be applying that very same technology to their Xbox 360's controllers, in order to store and protect their user's account information and deliver personalized content. Every player's hand has a unique 'pressure pattern' signature, and this controller, if it's developed, would be able to detect who's holding the device.
There's a chance we'll hear more about this at E3, so keep your ears to the ground, folks.
A gamer at heart, Nick started writing when he was a child. He holds a BA in English, works as a freelancer, and loves every minute of it. One day, he hopes to net himself a career in game design - but that's something for the future.
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