We all know by now that the PlayStation 5 is in the works, and although we know we won’t be getting it for a while, it’s still pretty exciting to think about where console gaming is headed.
We might have been a pretty clear indicator of the direction Sony wants to take the PlayStation though, if recently-surfaced patent applications from the company are anything to go by…
According to the patent, which you can check out in full here, Sony hopes to create a controller with “a touchscreen defined along the top surface of the main body,” which sounds like pretty interesting stuff.
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The images included in the patent look pretty much identical to the PS4 controller in its current form, and it looks as though a new touchscreen could be replacing the touch-pad on the current version.
Interesting, Sony could be turning that touch pad on the PS4 controller into a full touch screen for the PS5 controller.
— Spawn Wave (@SpawnWaveMedia) November 11, 2018
It’s important to note that these recently-release patent documents were first filed over a year ago, back in 2017.
Check out the image above and let us know what you think.
Is Sony right to go the way of the Nintendo Switch? How would you like to see a touchscreen implemented into a PlayStation controller?
There’s not really too much information out there about the next PlayStation console, but we know it’s definitely on the way. Upcoming games including Death Stranding have already been touted to be getting a PS5 release, with a launch date expected from anywhere between one and three years’ time.
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