Sony has patented a controller for the PlayStation 5, and here are the first images of the new Dualshock

Gamers have already looked at the design of the PlayStation 5 for developers, and now Sony has patented the look

controllers for the game console.

What is known

Videogames Chronicle spotted a document by peekingon the website of the Japanese Patent Office, which also published schematic illustrations of the gamepad. Judging by the pictures, Sony decided to increase triggers, reduce sticks and add a USB port with a microphone. At the same time, the light indicator, which infuriated gamers in Dualshock 4, was decided to be removed. Thank. It is also worth noting that the gamepad has become more similar to the Xbox One controller due to the wider arms.

Judging by the schematic images, conditional“Dualshock 5” is not much different from its predecessor, but the main changes are hidden inside. Along with the announcement of the release date and the official name of the PlayStation 5, Jim Ryan, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, spoke about the tactile feedback. The company decided to improve the vibration response, and now it will be able to transmit sensations from different surfaces.


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Updated technology has already been tested by Wired reporters. In a short “demo” the character ran on various surfaces, and the controller was already creating a “different tactile experience”:

“The sand seemed slow and brittle; the dirt seemedslow and raw. On ice, the high-frequency response made my thumbs really feel like my character was sliding. Jumping into the pool, I felt the resistance of the water; on a wooden bridge - an elastic feeling "

The gamepad was also tested in the Gran Turismo Sport race, launched on the PlayStation 5 for developers:

“Driving along the border between the track and the dirt, Ifelt both surfaces. Doing the same thing on the same road using DualShock 4 on the PS4, this feeling completely disappeared. It’s not that the old-style feedback has turned pale - there hasn’t been any feedback. ”

According to reporters, with the addition of improvedthe vibromotor and the increased battery of the Dualshock 5 became heavier than the fourth version. At the same time, as Toshi Aoki's product manager notes, the controller remains lighter than the Xbox One gamepad.

Also recall that in October the Network gotthe first live photo of the PlayStation 5. The image turned out to be a version for developers, therefore it is too early to judge the design, but the technical side may remain unchanged in the version for sale. For example, in the PlayStation 5, a BluRay drive will remain, and six USB connectors and an integrated camera may appear.

Of the extra chips, it's also worth rememberingbackward compatibility. Judging by the leaks, the PlayStation 5 will be able to run games from previous generations of Sony consoles. In addition, the company plans to add backward compatibility for controllers, so do not rush to throw away your Dualshock 4 after buying a PlayStation 5.

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