Sony jumps up soon on the mobile train? A new patent shows that the Group seems to be working on a special controller for smartphones. Under certain circumstances, Sony is based on Microsoft and tries to provide its own cloud gaming service for mobile phones.
New PlayStation Controller for mobile phones: Sony secures patent
Sony seems to be in patent fever. Recently, we reported that the company has submitted a patent for its own PS5-faceplates, now the next request appeared on the net. To see the concept drawings of the new patent: A PlayStation Controller, where a transverse smartphone is located. So Sony seems to work on a PlayStation Controller for mobile devices.
What also shows from the official document: Sony filed the patent already in mid-2020, but the application was recently published (Source: patent scope.wiki.int).
Interestingly, the controller pictured on the images does not seem to be similar to the current danseuse model, which is used for the PS5. Instead, Sony has set the design of the PS4 controller when drafting the patent. The controller seems to have a USB-C or Lightning connector that can be connected directly to the smartphone.
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Between the two controller halves, a kind of holder should be located for the smartphone. Whether this can be adjusted depending on the size of the terminal, does not emerge from the drawings.
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But why did Sony have filed a corresponding patent application so late? For years there are third-party controllers designed specifically for mobile phones. In addition, the normal PS4 controller can also be connected and used via cable directly with the smartphone.
A possible explanation: Sony plans to offer its Xbox Game Pass Alternative PlayStation NOW in the future for mobile devices. So far, the service is only available for PS4, PS5 and Windows PCs. A corresponding controller that transforms the smartphone almost to a novel PlayStation Portable would come exactly. Whether Sony really prevails such ambitions can not be confirmed so far.
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It also remains questionable, Whether the new PlayStation Controller for smartphones is ever becoming reality. Sony and many other companies regularly secure patents for equipment and concepts that will never be used in the end. We are definitely curious how the story develops.