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13:21 26/11/2019 |

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PlayStation 5 launches the new controller which will be presumably called the DualShock 5

(Tech) The new controller, which will be presumably called the DualShock 5, looks quite similar to the DualShock 4, with a few minor differences. The patent shows the controller using a USB-C connection for charging, alongside what appears to be a new microphone at the bottom of the front panel.



However, most importantly, the new DS5 patent is also missing the light bar from the DS4 controller. While perhaps not the most important feature for standard PlayStation games, some PSVR games like Astro Bot: Rescue Mission and Firewall Zero Hour, among others, use the light bar to track the gamepad itself.

While this is just a patent and the final product could change, it will be interesting to see what solution is used to make these games backwards compatible if the final controller model is missing the light bar from the front.

The new patent also features slightly larger triggers when compared to the DualShock 4. Last month, we learned that these would be adaptive triggers and increased and improved haptic feedback. It will certainly be interesting to see how any future or existing PlayStation VR games make use of the adaptive triggers and increased haptic capability.

The PS5 will support PlayStation VR; however, it’s unlikely that the next generation of PSVR launches alongside the PlayStation 5 in 2020. That being said, some other patents might have hinted at the future of PSVR hardware already.


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