Sony’s New Playstation 5 Controller Leaked! – Actual Thing Or Prototype?

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News of the Playstation 5 has been swirling the internet for the last few months, and even a leaked image of the console itself has been making its rounds. The PS5 is Sony’s highly anticipated console that is supposedly being released around the holidays next season, with a recommended retail price of $499.

Today there has been more news about the possible controller that will assist it. A controller that has the ability to connect to several devices like your computer, television, and Playstation itself.

Playstation 5 Controller – R2 & L2 Buttons

The design above was what is expected and what many people were thinking of when they heard about the new controller. Now a new leaked patent image has been making its way around the internet and has fans of the console scratching their heads. It’s an odd, rectangle-shaped controller with the usual button set-up, some of which act as fingerprint and heart rate sensors but that’s missing the R2 and L2 buttons on top and features an LCD display in the center.

The patent was discovered LetsGoDigital, which was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on July 24, 2019.

The device has a D-pad, four control buttons and two triggers at the top of each side. There also appears to be an LCD display in the middle and a switch on the bottom that serves as an on / off switch

Possible Playstation 5 Controller – Is This Even The Controller?

According to the patent it features it’s own built-in memory storage and can connect to the internet or via Bluetooth to several devices. Also in the patent is a 3D sensor that can detect how the controller is being held, similar to the Nintendo Wii remotes. This could be it will be used for interactive games or motion sensed abilities like fast-forwarding your favorite Netflix show or pausing a game.

The PS5 will also support ray-tracing, a digital technology that enables a more realistic recreation of lighting in the virtual 3D environments found in modern video games.

With the recent leaks of the Playstation 5 console and now this “controller”, if that’s indeed what it is, it has many gamers wondering if these are the actual devices or developmental patents that are just in testing stages.

The designs are very modern, and the internet has described the console as “looking like an internet router”.

Though we will have to wait until next year for the actual release of the Playstation 5, we can still wonder what these leaks are all about.  Are they just in-development test platforms, incomplete from their final appearance or are these leaks a look into the future and the actual design of the system?

Only time will tell. What do you think of the leaked images? Would you be okay if this was the actual design or do you think these are just test systems that will be updated in the future? Let us know what you think!