Sony has received a patent with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for a new PlayStation controller. The latest controller design adds two new buttons. News portal Pocket-Lint.com reported on Monday that it is very similar to the current DualShock 4, but has a few extra buttons on the rear and a major lapse on the rear: the PS button. The new PlayStation controller can be seen with the same layout for its face buttons, analog sticks and directional pads.
On the other hand, the backside is exactly the same but includes two new configuration buttons, meaning that one can program them to perform any function. The buttons are similar to the new DualShock 4 attachment that Sony is releasing on January 23 that adds programmable buttons to the back according to Angdag.
“Two back buttons can be activated with triggers in most proposed designs. While they appear to be located directly behind the rods on most of the proposed layouts in the patent, there is mention that they may move to other locations, ”reported Polygon.
In particular, the PlayStation 5 is set to launch in 2020 and is expected to come with a USB Type-C port. The latest design also featured a USB Micro-B charger, which suggests that this new controller can work with the PS4.
There is a chance that this design shown in the patent may not be final or comprehensive. It is also not certain when exactly this will come, as the designs were revealed as part of the patent application granted on 26 December, one can expect them to be launched soon….