The Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controllers are revolutionary. The way they snap in and out of the system and its accessories opens up tons of possibilities. However, they have their issues. “Joy-Con drift” is a term thrown around a lot nowadays, and some people think they can be a little uncomfortable. But with the power of hinges, Nintendo might be making the Joy-Con a little more joyous to hold going forward.
According to a recent patent filing, Nintendo is toying with the idea of adding hinges to the Joy-Con. These hinges will bend the front part of each controller down a little bit. The end result is a Joy-Con that feels much more like the shape of a regular controller. Additionally, you can bend them backward when they’re snapped into the Switch. You can see Nintendo’s full diagram of the patent below.
Personally, I think this is a fantastic idea. Giving players the option to change the shape of the Joy-Con will add another layer to the many ways to play Switch. Plus, my hands cramp after just a few minutes of intense gaming on the Joy-Con. The problem isn’t fixed with a Pro Controller either, as the D-pad is too sensitive. So this would be a welcome change for me.
What do you guys think of the new patent? Would you like the ability to morph your controller with hinges? Let us know what you think!