Sony is evidently still looking at ways to better the PlayStation Move, and a new patent filed by the company offers a glimpse at some possible redesigns. Published last week, the patent includes a good number of images that show the hypothetical product, which we imagine is still being worked on and tested at this point.
Looking at the online PDF, the new Move would be more customizable than its current form. Diagrams of the new motion controller show that while Sony is keeping the whole orb thing, they're also trying to allow more customization to this peripheral. For instance, one image showed interchangeable faceplates, which would allow the user to switch between direction buttons or the four action buttons.
The Move wands could be connected as well for additional functionality, like combining two together side by side to create something more along the lines of a standard controller. Then there's this:
Apparently, this is another option Sony is looking at: combining the wands at either end. The above images shows one possible reason for why you'd need to.
If you're a more active gamer, you may soon be able to do some Kinect-esque shenanigans using a Move controller:
Yes, those are Move wands attached to the player's feet.
Keep in mind that Sony has patented quite a few varying designs over time, some of which never saw the light of day. For anyone curious enough to check out the full PDF, it's available for viewing (or download) here.