Sony Interactive Leisure’s Japanese division has filed a brand new patent for a PlayStation controller particularly for gaming on a cell gadget. The theorized product resembles the DualShock 4 controller and attaches to each side of a smartphone display screen. Whereas comparable merchandise exist, if true this may be the primary instance of Sony-official cell gaming peripherals.
At present, customers can use the DualSense and DualShock 4’s Bluetooth performance to pair their controller with a smartphone (or use the controllers through USB cable). The patented design, nonetheless, goes the additional mile. Whereas not proven within the above design paperwork, VGC reveals that the patent additionally describes a built-in shaft that may sense the tilting route and pace of the display screen. Which means the controller design might embrace some gyroscopic performance, much like these discovered within the DualSense, DualShock 4, and Nintendo Change.
Sony has but to touch upon the cell gaming controller patent. Nonetheless, it has proven curiosity within the cell gaming trade as of late. Whereas the corporate has expressed curiosity out there for a while, earlier this 12 months it based a brand new cell enterprise unit and was trying to recruit an executive to steer the crew. The brand new enterprise crew will deal with bringing PlayStation video games and IPs to cell units. Moreover, the cell controller attachment may very well be utilized with distant play.
Sony CEO Jim Ryan later acknowledged that the corporate was trying into bringing its “fantastic PlayStation franchises” to the cell area, in addition to increasing its social capabilities. One such instance, Ryan talked about, was a recently announced partnership with the voice chatting service Discord.
Sony has been laborious at work supporting the present capabilities of the DualShock and DualSense controllers. Earlier this month, it launched a brand new replace for the DualSense that added assist for Android units. A theoretical cell gadget DualShock controller would additionally make it simpler for customers to benefit from the PS4 and PS5’s distant play performance, having full entry to the entire controller’s inputs.