New Patent Reveals PlayStation 5 Controller Design
A new patent filed by Sony Interactive Entertainment shows what appears to be the PlayStation 5’s controller.As first spotted by VGC, the patent was published on the Japanese Patent Office website today, noting that the patent has been issued. The illustrations in the patent show a controller that is largely identical to the DualShock 4 used for the PS4, albeit with a few significant alterations.PlayStation 5 Controller Patent DrawingsThe body of the controller appears to be slightly larger/chunkier than that of the DualShock 4, with grips more akin to the shape of the Xbox’s controller, rather than the almost tube-like shape of the ones on the DS4. The light bar has been removed, and a USB-C port added. The triggers also appear a little bigger than those on the DS4.This design rings true with the description Wired gave of the PS5 prototype controller, which it described as being “an awful lot like the PS4‘s DualShock 4,” and having a USB-C charging port.Sony is clearly gearing up for the next generation. It has already announced what hardware it is using, and you can see how the PS5 stacks up against the PS4 here. It will use lots of new tech, and you can find out what all those new buzzwords mean with our guide. The console giant is also considering new studio acquisitions in order to bolster first party games in the next generation.
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