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Sony's Patent May Have Shown Us What The PlayStation 5 Controller Will Look Like

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Sony's next-generation console isn't coming out at least for another year. However, we may have gotten our first look at the console's new controller. Yes, we're talking about the PS5 controller.

Newly published images by Japan's patent office gives us some clues as to what to expect from the controller in terms of its design. According to VGC, who first spotted the images online, the pictures are attributed to the PlayStation manufacturer and match a description of the PS5's prototype which Sony had revealed earlier.

Sony Patent May Have Revealed The PS5 Controller Design© Japan Patent Office

As you can see, the new controller doesn't seem to look a lot different from the current Dualshock 4. The overall silhouette appears to be the same, but there are some noteworthy differences. First of all, it looks like the new controller won't have a light bar. It could very well be a decision taken in favor of the battery life, but we're not sure yet.

The trigger buttons also seem a little bigger, but it's hard to tell from the diagrams. It's also worth pointing out that there are two separate headphone jacks on the bottom of the controller, as opposed to the single headphone jack found on the current one.

Sony Patent May Have Revealed The PS5 Controller Design© Japan Patent Office

The diagrams also make it very clear that Sony is sticking to its signature symmetrical layout for the thumbsticks. That's what makes a PlayStation controller look different from an Xbox controller, so we're not surprised to see the same design. Apart from that though, we don't see anything else that's worth pointing out from the patent images.

In case you missed it earlier, Sony has already revealed some info about the controllers. The new controllers will feature enhanced rumble and haptic feedback to deliver the experience of different sensations to players. It will also include "adaptive triggers" which the developers will be able to program to represent in-game tension and force.

Sony Patent May Have Revealed The PS5 Controller Design© Japan Patent Office

The PlayStation 5 is shaping up to be a really good console, but we'll have to wait for at least another year to see what Sony has cooked for us. 

Source: VGC


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