While the patent mentions toy guns in general, it specifically highlights compatibility with NERF guns and blasters sold in stores. The background of the patent describes a controller system that will allow these toy guns to function with various gaming systems without the need for specialized controllers. The proposed solution involves attaching sensors to the toys, enabling tracking of the object’s position for virtual reality or mobile games.
The patent suggests that this technology can be applied to a range of game genres, extending beyond first-person shooters. It mentions the potential for steering wheel control motions in racing/driving games, sports games utilizing the controller as a mallet or bat, and adventure games replicating sword movements. While this information remains speculative until the NERF-related patent is officially unveiled, it highlights the exciting possibilities for expanding the use of these toys beyond their traditional play.