Sony patents new PlayStation controller design with two extra buttons
After all the leaks and teases of Sony’s PlayStation 5, the company finally confirmed that the next-generation gaming console will be coming out towards the end of 2020. It also announced that a new and upgraded controller was coming and now, a new patent suggests that it could arrive with two buttons on the bottom.
While this is a prototype design and not final, we could see a different controller in the final version. However, the two back buttons are similar to the recently announced Dualshock 4 attachment releasing on 23 January. The new buttons can be reportedly programmed to perform the functions of other buttons. It’s also said that the controller could be customisable since the button can be moved to other places.
Polygon pointed out that this design features a micro-USB port on the top, but Sony could be packing a USB-C port on the new controllers, based on previous patent leaks. Hence, the new design could actually be of an older model or just one of the early iterations of the next controller. We’ll know for sure when it’s officially revealed in 2020.