It looks like Sony’s taken inspiration from Katy Perry for its latest controller patent. The platform holder’s most recent off-the-wall idea proposes a PlayStation Move-esque motion controller that could turn hot or cold depending on gameplay feedback.

According to Kotaku, Sony’s got a slew of applications in mind for the proposed peripheral. The controller could, for example, warm up when your gun overheats, switch between temperatures when you’re searching for something, or cool down your hands when they get sweaty. This isn’t the first time Sony’s considered packing a bunch of crazy technology into its controller, either.

Sadly, patents rarely result in real retail products – which is a shame, because we desperately wanted to see what would happen to the input device during Rayman Origins' lava level. We suspect lawsuits would ensue.