For shooter fans on the PS4 that want that slight edge in multiplayer gaming without cheating, you might have picked up the official DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment, which gave players extra back buttons at the fraction of a price compared to “pro” controllers.
Unfortunately, the Back Button Attachment released for the PS4, isn’t compatible with the PS5 DualSense controller. However, it seems all is not lost as Sony has filed a patent for a PS5 back button attachment!
The patent filing surfaced just last week, with an image and description revealed.
A controller add-on includes a housing that mechanically couples to a game controller body. A conformable surface of the housing is configured to conform with a bottom of the body of the game controller. A plurality of buttons coupled to the housing are located opposite the conformable surface. A controller interface coupled to the housing is configured to communicatively couple to the plurality of buttons to the game controller. Buttons on the add-on may be mapped to controller buttons using customized button mapping pre-sets. A button mapping may indicate that a selected preset is to be hidden during a switching operation Upon receiving a switching operation input, the selected pre-set is skipped during the switching operatio
Given how popular the PS4 Back Button Attachment has been (it’s super hard to buy most of the time), this is a no-brainer move by Sony. Hopefully, this gets released soon-ish, since I personally don’t want to wait til we’re near the end of a generation before we can attach back buttons to our DualSense controllers at a value price.