PlayStation 5 controller design potentially revealed for first time in patent images

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Last month, Sony confirmed that the PlayStation 5 would arrive during the 2020 holiday season.

Although very little is known about what the PlayStation 5 has in store for gamers around the world, we may at least know what the controllers will look like following a sneak peak from images, as per VGC.

The PlayStation controller hasn’t changed much since the PlayStation 2’s DualShock 2 controller.

Sony’s Dual Shock 3, 4, and Sixaxis controllers included a new feature for the more recent consoles, but by and large, the size and layout has continuously remained the same.

Images that have been published by the Japanese patent office seem to show the initial design for the pad where it’s understood to be called the DualShock 5. Again, the designs show a few alterations, but they look like the previous design.

The designs were filed by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) and although Sony are aware of this, they are yet to confirm whether the company is responsible for the patent application.

Moreover, according to the application, one of the main differences between the PS4 controller and the new PS5, is the ‘adaptive triggers’.

These will help gamers during driving or shooting experiences where the adaptive triggers will boast changes to their levels of resistance.

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.

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"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.

With no official confirmation on whether the images are real, gamers will have to wait a long time before they know for certain if the reported controller is what Sony has planned for the PlayStation 5.

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