DualShock controller with touchscreen patented by Sony

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Time to switch things up?

A DualShock controller with a touchscreen has been patented by Sony Interactive Entertainment America.

The patent, discovered by MP1st and filed to the United States Patent Office in October, describes a new controller with a touchscreen built into it.

The patent details “A controller for interfacing wirelessly with a computing device is provided, including the following: a housing defined by a main body, a first extension extending from a first end of the main body, and a second extension extending from a second end of the main body, the first extension and the second extension for holding by a first hand and a second hand of a user, respectively; a touchscreen defined along the top surface of the main body between the first extension and the second extension; a first set of buttons disposed on the top surface of the main body proximate to the first extension and on a first side of the touchscreen; and a second set of buttons disposed on the top surface of the main body proximate to the second extension and on a second side of the touchscreen.”

Wordy eh?

Sony has yet to make comment on the patent — it might be for a DualShock update or simply Sony future-proofing for the eventual PS5. Regardless, we’ll keep you informed as we learn more.

What do you think of this potential new controller?