The PlayStation 5 is coming, with the next-generation Sony console at present being deliberate for a Holiday 2020 release. This implies that the system remains to be at the very least a year away, however we’re beginning to get some concept of what the console will probably be like. Now a new patent for the PlayStation 5 controller has appeared on the web site for the Japanese patent workplace, and it is giving us a glimpse of the tough form of the PlayStation 5 controller. At first look it appears to be like very very like the Dual Shock 4, however there are some large adjustments which have been made.
AS VGC notes, the pictures within the patent level in direction of just a few adjustments, comparable to smaller sticks, bigger triggers, a USB-C charging port, and no gentle bar. While that is on no account the definitive closing model of the PlayStation 5 controller (the notorious PlayStation 3 “boomerang” controller was deserted earlier than the system’s launch), odds are that many of those adjustments will seem on the ultimate design. The touchpad stays in place, and the final form seems similar to the Dual Shock 4.
Sony has previously discussed their new controller, revealing that haptics will change the usual rumble, permitting for a “broader range of feedback” that may permit for a extra nuanced method to how the controller vibrates (very like the Switch’s “HD Rumble”). The L2/R2 triggers on the PS4 controller will probably be changed with adaptive triggers, so builders can program for added resistance–the R2 button may be more durable to press if a personality is pushing one thing heavy, as an illustration, otherwise you may really feel resistance when pulling again the string on a bow. The controller is reportedly being developed to provide gamers a stronger sense of place inside their environments, and to provide builders new choices within the experiences they’ll replicate.
We additionally know that the PlayStation 5 will nonetheless require video games to be installed from discs, and that Sony is hoping that the system will probably be adopted by players quickly. We’re additionally beginning to see video games introduced for it, together with numerous Ubisoft titles and Path of Exile 2.