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 similar to the current DualShock 4, but with additional buttons at the rear and one major omission: 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 this Engadget.
“Two back buttons can be activated with triggers in most proposed designs. Although they are located directly behind the analog sticks on most of the layouts proposed 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 a patent application granted on 26 December, one can expect them to launch soon.