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PlayStation 5 controllers may have a removable display for special in-game actions

A new patent has claimed that the Sony PlayStation 5 controllers will apparently come with a removable touch screen display that can be used for special actions in the game.

  • Updated: March 16, 2020 12:09 PM IST
Sony PlayStation 5 Controller removale display

There’s new details out about the upcoming Sony PlayStation 5 and the controllers coming with it. A new patent has claimed that the controller will apparently come with a removable touch screen display that can be used for special actions in the game. The new patent document shows that the display may be installed in the touchpad area. This display will apparently display tactical information for the gamers.


The patent document shows that the removable display can show Huldra Shop of God of War game. The patent also shows that Sony may be planning to add braille support on the touch screen. This comes as an addition to the presently available information on the PlayStation 5 Dualshock controller

Sony PlayStation 5 controllers: Previous details

The body of the controller seems to be slightly bulkier than the present generation ones. The grips are wider than the present generation controllers which means it resembles the Xbox controller in this aspect. The controller design shows that the triggers are also chunkier than the ones on DualShock 4 controllers. The light-bar seems to have been replaced by a USC-C port. This design seems to be accurate because most believe that it rings true. This rings true with what the Wired reported when they used the prototype PlayStation 5 controllers. They wrote that the new controllers are “an awful lot like the PS4‘s DualShock 4” and come with a USB-C charging port.

Speculations are that the PlayStation 5 controllers could come with ‘adaptive triggers’ and ‘haptic feedback’. Apparently the Haptic Feedback technology will use the SoftMRF (Nano Magnetic Fluid) technology from Kurimoto Iron Works of Japan. This magnetic fluid is a functional one that changes viscosity when exposed to a magnetic field. A soft and hard nature of it can be achieved by varying the magnetic field. This can make the triggers harder or softer according to the players. Sony might also use the XB1 controller Hall sensor to increase the performance of the triggers. Sony might also use sensors to keep a track of the sweating a pulse of the player.

Another patent describes Sony’s plans to develop “a wireless charging adapter that can snap onto a computer game controller can be inductively coupled to a charging base to wirelessly recharge a battery in the controller.” A report claimed that the upcoming console may feature a microphone on the controller for voice assistant on-board. This new feature will make the device capable of interpreting commands and requests while it is in use, much like smart speakers such as Amazon’ Echo range.

Additionally, the latest model is also expected to add two new buttons to the design. It looks remarkably similar to the current DualShock 4. But with a couple of extra buttons on the rear and one major omission — the PS button on the front. On the other side, the back is exactly the same, but includes two new configurable buttons, which means one can program them to perform the same function of another button. The latest design also shows a USB Micro-B charger, suggesting that this new controller could work with the PlayStation 4.

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  • Published Date: March 16, 2020 12:08 PM IST
  • Updated Date: March 16, 2020 12:09 PM IST