With the PlayStation 5 releasing some time next year we’ve been getting trickles of information about the system, both from Sony along with various leaks and speculations. The most recent piece of information has come from a patented image of the PlayStation 5 controller, and unsurprisingly it doesn’t look too different from the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 controller.
Wired already confirmed as much last month in their article about the PlayStation 5, stating the controller “looked an awful lot like the PS4’s DualShock 4”, but now we get a look at it for ourselves.
The PlayStation 5 controller’s microphone is the biggest change noted in the patent, but some more subtle changes can also be seen via some online comparisons. This new controller looks slightly meatier than the DualShock 4’s, which also lines up with Wired’s statement about the controller feeling “a bit heavier”. This is due to the controller’s new haptic motors and larger-capacity battery.
Also gone is the rather useless light bar that sat at the top end of the DualShock 4, with a change to USB Type-C for charging.
The PlayStation 5 will likely be releasing in the Winter of 2020.