It looks very familiar.

New Patent For What Looks Like The PS5 Controller Appears Online

It seems that Sony has filed a very eyebrow-raising patent that could hint at what the DualShock 5 will look like. As published on the Japanese patent office [via VideoGameChronicle], the images show a design that’s very similar to the current PlayStation controller, though with a few key differences.

Firstly, it looks as though the newer controller has no light bar, has larger triggers, smaller sticks and a USB connecting port. There’s also a lot of emphasis placed on the microphone within the controller.

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Earlier this year, Sony waxed lyrical about the upcoming controller, praising its “adaptive triggers” and the realistic feel it’ll offer to players. Could this explain the larger size?

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Of course, we don’t know whether or not this patent is showing the final design for the PS5 controller. If so, it seems Sony is sticking with its tried-and-testing format, despite players often favouring the Xbox One controller’s shape and style.

Image: .j-platpat.inpit.go.jp/

This isn’t the first Sony patent that’s cropped up recently. The company seemingly filed a patent for a cartridge, though whether it’s an SSD or a game cartridge is unknown.

The patent was spotted on a Brazilian legal website by LetsGoDigital, which shows off a cartridge design by Yujin Morisawa, Senior Art Director at the Corporate Design Center of Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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While it seems unlikely that Sony will make use of classic-style PlayStation 5 cartridges, it’s interesting to see the company file for this type of patent, especially with the focus of the PS5 seemingly being cloud gaming.

The PlayStation 5 will be releasing worldwide during the holiday period of 2020.

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