With Sony finally acknowledging the existence of the PS5, could we finally getting new bits and info regarding the new iteration of the DualShock 4 for the company’s upcoming console?
Sony Interactive Entertainment America, which is the PlayStation brand of the company, has filed a patent for a gaming controller that has a touchscreen at the United States Patent Office.
A controller for interfacing wirelessly with a computing device is provided, including the following: a housing defined by a main body, a first extension extending from a first end of the main body, and a second extension extending from a second end of the main body, the first extension and the second extension for holding by a first hand and a second hand of a user, respectively; a touchscreen defined along the top surface of the main body between the first extension and the second extension; a first set of buttons disposed on the top surface of the main body proximate to the first extension and on a first side of the touchscreen; and a second set of buttons disposed on the top surface of the main body proximate to the second extension and on a second side of the touchscreen.
It could very well be a new version of the DualShock 4, but given how the current controller has a not-so-good battery life, adding a touchscreen to it might very well make it last for only a few hours at most.
Could this be the new controller for the PS5? Maybe the DualShock 5 if ever Sony decides to stick with the name? Then again, it could very well be a patent that we won’t ever see the actual product come to fruition.