Microsoft's next-generation Project Scarlett console is almost here, and it looks like it may bring some new input methods, as well as virtual reality (VR) support. According to some patents that appeared online, which were first discovered by the Twitter user WalkingCat it seems that you are working on a stylus, a virtual reality boundary mat and a motion controller .
Before discussing the various devices, keep in mind that these are only patents. Companies protect their technology all the time, so these patents may not represent real products. However, they are intriguing and give us an idea of the behind-the-scenes operation of the Xbox team.
Virtual reality boundary mat
According to the patent, it seems that this virtual reality rug marks the edges of the map for the player The VR headset seems to be connected to a console and a camera that sits on top of the TV.
Another patent suggests that the team is developing some kind of motion controller for the console. You may be able to use it with one hand, while the other has a directional stick. For example, you can move with a joystick, but if you are using a sword, you have to replicate the movement. It is similar to what Nintendo did with the Wii.
Finally, the same patent reveals that a stylus may be in development for the next console. This may allow you to play similar games to Nintendo DS on the device and may lead to new experiences.
Hopefully, Microsoft will reveal more about the console in the coming months. The company will host its annual X019 event in November, so we have some hope. If not, wait for an announcement at E3 2020.
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