A Patent Filing Published in Japan Details What Could be the PS5 Controller

By Sean Carey,
A patent filing has been discovered that shows images of what could be the controller for the PlayStation 5. Filed by Sony Interactive Entertainment, with the Japanese patent office, the images show a gamepad very similar to that of the DualShock 4.

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Wired recently interviewed Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan and system architect Mark Cerny where the publication got a first-hand look at one of the prototype controllers. Wired believed that there was a microphone in the prototype. The new patent filing confirms that this controller has "a sound-collecting hole for microphones," fuelling more speculation that this could potentially be the DualShock 5 patent.

Looking at the images, we can see a USB-C port, again something that Wired confirmed (although a USB-C port is pretty much industry standard at this point). Also, the lightbar that works with PSVR is seemingly absent, unless the feature has been incorporated some other way into the controller. Other than that, not much else has changed, bar a few form factor differences. Comparison images posted on Resetera show there are subtle changes in the controller's shape.

According to Wired, the controller will boast some new features including "adaptive triggers" which will offer different levels of resistance — making firing weapons more realistic. Haptic feedback will replace the current rumble technology used in the DualShock 4, and the new controller will boast a larger capacity battery.

It is important to note, however, that this patent can only be viewed as a rumour — the controller shown might not see the light of day. Companies patent ideas like this all the time, and usually, they don't amount to anything.

The PlayStation 5 will launch during the Holiday period of 2020.

Source: VGC
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games such as Mordhau, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Games Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score and completion percentage!