PS5 Controller Patent Possibly Gives Us a Peek at the Design

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With Sony slowly unraveling details regarding its next-gen console the PS5, one of the things a lot of people are looking forward to the most is what the PS5 controller (DualShock 5?) will look like.

Well, if this newly unearthed PS5 controller patent is anything to go by, it’ll look and act a lot like the DualShock 4. This patent was published on the Japanese patent office, which you can see below.

While it looks almost 100 percent identical to the DualShock 4, the PS5 controller patent registered shows larger triggers, smaller analog sticks, a USB port, and there’s no lightbar up top, too.

As for official info, Sony has only mentioned “adaptive triggers” and “haptic feedback” as some of the new stuff gamers will experience with the PS5 controller. Here’s the stuff revealed by Sony last month:

Hapctic Feedback: First, we’re adopting haptic feedback to replace the “rumble” technology found in controllers since the 5th generation of consoles. With haptics, you truly feel a broader range of feedback, so crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field. You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud.

Adaptive Triggers: The second innovation is something we call adaptive triggers, which have been incorporated into the trigger buttons (L2/R2). Developers can program the resistance of the triggers so that you feel the tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain. In combination with the haptics, this can produce a powerful experience that better simulates various actions. Game creators have started to receive early versions of the new controller, and we can’t wait to see where their imagination goes with these new features at their disposal.

For those worried that it looks way too similar to the DualShock 4, remember that patents is not always an accurate representation of the final, retail version of video game products.

Are you expecting a big departure from the DualShock 4 or are you happy it’s staying the same (kinda)? Personally, I just want triggers or bumpers, and I’m good with the way the DualShock 4 is built.

In other PS5 news, go take a look at the dev kit that devs have now, and read up on the PS5 details in one handy list.

The PS5 is set for release in holiday 2020.

Source: Videogame Chronicle