Is Sony making its own Kinect?

A recent patent filing suggests that Sony is working on Kinect-like tech, possibly for use with future PlayStation software.

As PlayStation Lifestyle reports, a patent was filed back in October 2011 for “real-time three-dimensional interactive environment using a depth sensing device”.

The device also “includes obtaining depth values indicating distances from one or more physical objects in a physical scene to a depth sensing device.”

Patents don’t always come to fruition, of course, but this could be something to bear in mind when dreaming up those PS4 theories.