Game company Sony Interactive Entertainment seems to have added a new feature to the PlayStation 5 DualShock controller at the last minute.
Sony last minute update to DS5 patent
The DualShock 5 controller seems to have
another new feature to its design and the game company added it at the
last-minute to the patent for the controller. It seems to be something of a new
input that the previous controllers did not have.
The DS5 controller should not be that
different from its predecessor DS4 controller at least of its overall design.
The joysticks will still be in the same place, the directional pad and the
shape buttons will remain in the same positions, but the PlayStation button
will be removed. In place of that will be other features added.
Remember the add-on the DS4 will be
getting that will include two new buttons behind the controller? This is
similar but this time it will be four buttons behind the controller. There will
be two big and two smaller buttons that will be divided into pairs. Each side
will have the big and small button.
Based on their size, these buttons will
have unique functionalities. The big buttons look like they will work like
knobs. It might adjust the length of the handles of the player’s controller or something
like that. This is all conjecture at this point since the patent did not give
an in-depth description of these buttons.
It should be noted that the game company
submitted this as a utility variety rather than design. Utility patents usually
lead to new product developments whereas design focuses on altering something that
was already made. It is also possible that this latest patent could be for
something other than the DS5 controller
The PlayStation 5 is planned for release on holiday 2020.