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New PlayStation Controller Design Patent Revealed

We’re approximately a year away before the next-generation consoles hit store shelves and it appears we have received our first glimpse of the next DualShock controller. A recent patent emerged from a Japanese patent office which ostensibly outlines the design of a new PlayStation gamepad. While it looks quite similar to the DualShock 4, there are some noticeable differences. The most glaring change would be the omission of the lightbar that is infamously present on the DualShock 4, which many players have blamed for the sub-par battery life on the controller. The charging port has also been updated to USB-C, doing away with the microUSB port on the current gamepad.

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A less distinguishable alteration is the handles, which appear wider and more curved. The bumper and triggers also seem wider and bear a closer resemblance to the Xbox One controller. In October, Sony disclosed some new features of the DualShock 5, such as a haptic rumble technology akin to the Nintendo Switch’s HD Rumble. The handles, joysticks, and triggers contain the high-end feedback technology. Wired stated that a larger battery was supplied in the controller prototype, which used a USB-C charging port.

Of course, patents don’t always turn into reality and the final design is subject to change. If this prototype indeed has a larger battery and the final design lacks a lightbar, gamers can expect a far improved lifespan with this new controller. The updated grips also appear even more comfortable than the DualShock 4 and seems to cater to those with large hands. However, we will have to wait and see if the final design is similar to this before making any conclusions.

What do you think of this patent design? Does it please you that the lightbar could be retiring or will you miss the makeshift flashlight? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more Sick Critic content!

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