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Patent Designs Appear To Reveal First Images Of PlayStation 5 Controller

Patent Designs Appear To Reveal First Images Of PlayStation 5 Controller

Still very little is known about what the PlayStation 5 has in store for gamers around the world.

However, we may at least finally have a sneak peek at what the console's controllers will look like.

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Well images published by the Japanese patent office - and reported on by VGC - seem to show the initial design for the pad which is understood to be called the DualShock 5.

And by the looks of things, bar a few alterations - they look remarkably like the previous design. Shocker.

The designs were filed by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). And while Sony itself is yet to confirm whether the company is responsible for the patent application, reports suggest it is legit.

Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE)
Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE)

According to the application, one of the main differences between the PS4 controller and that of the PS5 is the its 'adaptive triggers'.

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For example, the devices new shoulder buttons will boast changes to their levels of resistance depending on what is happening in the game, such as driving or shooting.

The drawings also seem to include a microphone which seems to hint that games attached to the new console will include more options for voice commands. And according to reports, the pads could also have speakers.

All of these additions would fit in with Sony's ambition of creating a more immersive world for gamers.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Writing on the firm's blog earlier this year, they wrote: "One of our goals with the next generation is to deepen the feeling of immersion when you play games, and we had the opportunity with our new controller to reimagine how the sense of touch can add to that immersion.

"To that end, there are two key innovations with the PlayStation 5's new controller. 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," explains PlayStation President and CEO, Jim Ryan.

But with no official confirmation on whether the images are real, we'll have to wait a while before we know for certain what Sony has planned.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Interesting, Technology, Japan

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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