News 19 November 2019

Alleged PlayStation 5 Controller Designs Leak Online

19 November 2019

The release of the PlayStation 5 may be quite some time away but new leaks which appear to show the design for the controllers have gotten gaming fans hyped.

A patent found on a Japanese website appear to display what could be the PlayStation 5 controller.

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If true, it looks like the PS5 controller is no different to the current DualShock 4 pad used for PS4s as it features similar button placements and a similar looking D-pad. The controller also features a microphone and USB port.

The new patent for the alleged PS5 controller comes after the Sony CEO, Jim Ryan, revealed “two key innovations” for the console’s pads – haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

Speaking on the features, Ryan wrote in a blog post: “First, we’re adopting haptic feedback to replace the ‘rumble’ technology found in controllers since the 5th generation of consoles.

“With haptics, you truly feel a broader range of feedback, so crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field.

“You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud.

“The second innovation is something we call adaptive triggers, which have been incorporated into the trigger buttons (L2/R2).

“Developers can program the resistance of the triggers so that you feel the tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain. In combination with the haptics, this can produce a powerful experience that better simulates various actions.”

Ryan also revealed the PlayStation 5 will be released around the Christmas period of 2020.