Sony patent reveals new design for PlayStation 5 or PS4 controller

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It looks surprisingly like the flow DualShock 4 yet with a few additional buttons on the back and one significant omission: the PS button on front. Beyond that, there's also the charging port on this new patent. The tech giant has secured a prototype for a new controller design on December 26th, according to Polygon, which found its documentation on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) database.

Shuhei Yoshida, who is now in charge of relations with independent studios at Sony Interactive Entertainment, talks with Dengeki PlayStation. With each new console that Sony launches, they find some way to improve the DualShock controller design. But while we wait, a new patent suggests what might be in store for its future controller design-possibly the DualShock 5. It lacks the bulk of an attached accessory, but it is functionally identical, with two pedal-like buttons at the back.

With the PlayStation 5 coming in late 2020, it's only a matter of time before fans see what it looks like. In addition, the focus on personalization is an interesting route for Sony, and could point towards more accessible designs for peripherals for PlayStation 5.

Sony's latest controller patent could be a more expensive version of the DualShock 4 built to compete with Microsoft's Xbox Elite controller series.

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Speculation, however, didn't just involve the PlayStation 5 pad: an incessant flow of rumor and corridor voices in fact, the console is the protagonist. That would make sense, since PlayStation 4 owners are quite pleased with how it performs.

A touchpad is still present on the face of the controller as are the Share and Options buttons that players have grown accustomed to throughout the PlayStation 4 lifecycle.

Both next-generation consoles are set for release during the 2020 holiday season, but exact release dates are still pending.

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