Sony Has A Patent For A New Type Of PlayStation Controller

Sony Has A Patent For A New Type Of PlayStation Controller

As we slowly approach the release of the next generation of consoles, the probability so too increases for catching glimpses of new peripherals that are being designed to go along with the next big things. One such example is a design for a new DualShock controller, a design that holds a particularly hefty amount of weight given a recent product release by Sony.

News of the new DualShock controller comes by way of Kotaku, which discovered a new Sony patent that sheds light on what may end up being a future controller option further down the line. The patent in question looks like a standard DualShock controller with the addition of two buttons on the back. Check it out below:

Sony Has A Patent For A New Type Of PlayStation Controller

Just a couple weeks ago Sony announced an official Back Button Attachment for the DualShock 4, and as such these patent designs may be suggesting that Sony is looking to fully implement two extra buttons into controllers moving forward. If the DualShock 5 ends up having those extra two buttons built in then this may be a way of making it so that the DualShock 4 will still be compatible with the new console. Naturally there is still the potential for this to simply end up as a shelved patent design, though the timing between this and the release of the Back Button Attachment makes it seem a bit suspect.

The PlayStation 5 is expected to release in Holiday 2020.

So, thoughts on the new Sony patent? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!

Ryan "Cinna" Carrier2286 Posts

Ryan is a writer and the head editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.

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