Time to Play "What the Hell is This Thing Sony Just Patented?"

What the hell is this? A steering wheel? A jet fighter's yoke? It's certainly a peripheral for the PlayStation Move, with swing-wing handle grips out at the side. Why is that feature necessary?

Who the crap knows. This device is, however, patented, and the patent was published on April 3 (it was applied for about a year ago). PlayStation Lifestyle draws comparisons between it and the weird Xbox 360 driving handlebar-thing controller for Forza 4 that I could never quite get the hang of. This sucker also has a thumbstick and face buttons, sort of like the 360's whatever-that-was.

Driving controller? Flight controller? Jet-Ski joystick? I'm at a loss for what this could or should manipulate.

Ornamental Design for a Video Game Controller peripheral[USPTO, via PlayStation LifeStyle