The Sony PlayStation Mobile Controller patent suggests in which direction the company is thinking

Sony PlayStation Mobile Controller device

Japanese video game giant Sony may be running on a PlayStation controller for mobile devices, shows a new patent filed by the company. First noticed by VGC, the device looks like a PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller, instead of the new DualSense controller on the PlayStation 5. The patent contains drawings of the controller and describes it as “part of the handle on the left and part on the right and left and right user’s hand “, which suggests that the controller will have two different parts that fit on both sides of the smartphone. The photo above shows us just that ..

In essence, Sony seems to be taking over the design of the DualShock 4 controller divided into two parts. Since mobile phones will not need a touch pad in the center of the controller, the company uses that area to place the phone. The left and right sides will attach to both sides of the smartphone, although it is not clear whether the controllers use USB Type-C to connect to the phone or use some type of NFC or other connection.

It is worth noting that Sony PlayStation controllers can already be connected to mobile phones via Bluetooth, so this version should ideally go with less delay.

Sony PlayStation Mobile Controller
Sony PlayStation Mobile Controller (source: Sony)


It would also make sense, as many PlayStation games can be played on mobile phones using Remote Play. The company has also taken mobile games more seriously lately, as it hired Nicola Sebastiani of Apple Arcade in October this year to bring something new to their mobile gaming department. PlayStation chief Jim Ryan also said the company plans “iconic IP” for mobile phones by March 2022, according to MySmartPrice.

Mobile gaming has grown significantly since the pandemic last year, with more and more users spending time at home. This may be what has led companies such as Sony, Microsoft and others to take this segment seriously. While third-party mobile controllers are currently available for Xbox and PS games, Sony and Microsoft could introduce new features and improve the gaming experience on smartphones.

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