THE Sony registered in Japan the design of a new control that could come with the PlayStation 5: it is similar to the PS4’s DualShock 4, but has USB-C connectivity and a hole that can be used for a microphone. The “DualShock 5” will be released with the console in late 2020.
The new accessory was registered at INPIT, an intellectual property body in Japan. It is very similar to DualShock 4: here we find the directional control, the triggers, two analog sticks with a PlayStation button in the middle, and what appears to be a touchpad.
Sony’s design also has a hole under the PlayStation button, which can be an integrated microphone – just like the Stadia Controller, which is integrated with Google Assistant. The drawings show that the new accessory will come with a USB-C port on the rear, but will lose the light bar.
It is worth noting that Wired experimented with the PlayStation 5 controller prototype: it was very similar to the DualShock 4, but it had USB-C connectivity and a hole in the surface – just like the design registered by Sony. Of course, it could make modifications over the next few months, so the PS5 accessory may be different from what we see here.
PS5 will have control with adaptive triggers
The company does not confirm the name “DualShock 5”, but it already reveals some news: it can be used with or without wires, has a battery with greater capacity, and brings haptic feedback engines that give an experience similar to that of smartphones.
In addition, the PS5 controller will have adaptive triggers, which can be programmed to offer different sensations of touch – when the character slides on ice or falls into water, for example.
The gofreak user from the ResetEra forum compared the images of “DualShock 5” with the design record of DualShock 4: