Lock On! Unreleased PSP Gun Controller Found

By Spencer . April 27, 2009 . 2:26pm

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The PSP has lots of gizmos. A GPS unit, camera, possibly a remote control car too. This uncovered design for a motion detecting gun controller didn’t come from Sony. A picture from a patent scan shows third party accessory maker MadCatz was working the product, but their name isn’t on the registered US patent. Doesn’t matter too much since someone was developing a gun controller for the PSP.

 

The concept behind the PSP gun controller was to add realism to first person shooter games. Users would mount their PSP to the shell and pull the trigger to “press” X. Buttons for triangle, square, circle, and left shoulder are also on the gun controller. Press any button and the PSP gun controller sends commands to the PSP via IR. The motion sensor handles movement.

 

Since the gun controller senses motion, sends wireless signals, and rumbles it needed a power source. The patent proposed it was going to be powered with 4 AA batteries or drain power energy from the PSP via the USB port.

 

Chances are the device is in the graveyard, but if it came out would you buy it? Sony or a third party developer could have made Silent Scope or a laser tag style game with the gun controller.

 

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  • None

    PSP Wow….Game USB? Hmmm…. PSP! Good. OMG. POWER.!

  • QBasic

    Ew?

  • Happy Gamer

    if it was reasonably priced i don’t see why i wouldn;t buy it but i would never play it in public as a 27m soon 28 year old man lol. then again i might;;;;; lol -_-;;;

    the whole motion sensing thing is great if it were to work well for FPS games. they could release something much smaller like a tiny add on to do this instead tho… this thing is freakin huge lol.

  • Chow

    I wonder how steady the PSP is sitting up there. But the idea sounds kinda cool. I just… wouldn’t want to be running around playing laser tag with that, though.

  • http://twitter.com/nameoftheyear Elliot T.

    I don’t know, it seems pretty high on novelty to me. If the only thing it adds to existing games is moving your arms instead of your thumb to just “look” in-game, and your index finger instead of another thumb to basically push a button, then I can’t imagine it being engaging for very long.

  • http://www.henshawconsulting.com.au/online-therapy.html Therapy online

    Very interesting concept it doesn’t look like a gun but I am sure they integrated the psp console for this.

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