The German website Techtastic points to major changes in the way DualShock operates. It was recently discovered that if the patent regarding it comes to life then DualShock 5 will most likely use the Google Stadia Playbook and make the PS5 controller connect to the internet rather than the controller itself.
Sony Files New Patents
The patent was filed just a few weeks ago with the World Intellectual Property Organization. It shows images of the controller connecting to an online server rather than the console. But in the patent, it’s never mentioned as a controller, but rather as a “controller device.” This little piece of distinction could make it wholly unrelated to DualShock 5. The patent further states that:
“The controller device communicates directly to an access device for connection to a network that connects the controller device to the server without connecting to a client device.”
But this isn’t the only PlayStation patent which has come to light. Another one was filed earlier this week for what seems like a PlayStation VR controller but with a circular design. The patent states:
“Proposed is a controller which can suppress an amount of protrusion of an operation member from an external surface of a chassis while operability of the operation member is maintained. A controller including a chassis, and an operation member which is slideable along an extension direction of the chassis with a predetermined position as a reference, and is rotatable in a circumferential direction of the chassis with the predetermined position as the reference, and at least a part of which is fitted into a recess section provided in an external surface of the chassis.”
These DualShock And PlayStation Patents Might Not Happen
But it should be kept in mind that even if it is indeed related to DualShock 5 or Playstation VR2, doesn’t mean that it will actually happen. Hardware makers like Sony file a lot of patents, many of which never actually come to be. But overall, it is really interesting to see Sony toying with this idea considering that Stadia is getting ready to come to market in the next month. This along with Xbox Scarlet and Stadia might just change console gaming. But all we can do for now is wait for more information from Sony.
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