It seems like Sony is fully in the swing of researching and developing new technology for the virtual reality space. The company has said nothing of a successor to its PlayStation VR hardware, but we can presume it's on the way. At the very least, we now know Sony's engineers are right in the midst of making much improved controllers for use in VR.
As reported by UploadVR, Sony has published a new research article all about finger-tracking controllers, and they've released a short video to demonstrate the tech. We've embedded it above, and it's well worth a watch. Essentially, these prototype controllers have sensors that can detect which of your digits are resting on the grip and which aren't, estimating what you're doing with your hand. It works in a similar way to Valve Index's controllers, and allows for far more dextrous motions in VR games.
This research follows a patent discovered earlier this year which also discusses the use of finger-tracking controllers. At this point, it's safe to assume PSVR 2, or whatever it's called, will be making use of these impressive new inputs. PS Move wands have just about got the job done, but these controllers will be tailor made for virtual reality, and should make for much more engaging interactions when you don the headset.
What do you think of all this? Are you impressed by what's presented here? Don't make any rude gestures in the comments section below.