In a recent patent application published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, we see that Sony has been working on a new hybrid PlayStation controller. The proposed hybrid gaming controller is described as integrating Sony's current "Move Motion Controller" accessory into this future controller. The new controller is additionally described as being able to split into two distinct parts for the gamer's right and left hands. This way games that require the gamer to engage in a fistfight could do so naturally with each part of the controller acting as the gamer's fists. Another example could be where one half of the controller could be used as a shield while the other half used as a sword. If you happen to be an enthusiastic gamer, then I'm sure you'll be able to use your imagination to envision other gaming scenarios for this future hybrid controller. While the hybrid controller could be viewed as a simple and natural evolutionary move on Sony's part, one has to keep in mind that Sony has several major patents for varying future gaming console components and/or concepts on the drawing board. Which of their advancements will eventually surface in the next PlayStation is anyone's guess at this point in time. Yet with "ultra-high definition" televisions displayed at CES this past week with resolutions that will blow Sony's Blu-ray 1080p standard out of the water, we should at least expect Sony to address these next-generation resolution advancements at E3 this summer.