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New PlayStation controller patent suggests exciting upgrades to the existing PS4 controllers

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Sony has already spilled the beans on its next-generation console PlayStation 5. Sony has revealed the first tidbits of information for its next-generation console–most likely named  PlayStation 5, but that hasn’t been confirmed. Sony has already promised that the Sony Playstation 5(PS5) will support 8K graphics, 3D audio, super-fast SSDs, and backward compatibility with existing PlayStation 4 games. Recently, we got more details on the next-gen console as the console even features a built-in camera. Then recently, after months of speculation, Sony finally confirmed that its next-generation console will be called the PlayStation 5, and arrive next year, launching in time for ‘Holiday 2020.’ And now, a new patent suggests a controller that will connect directly over the internet, and not to the PS5 itself. 

The new patent which was unearthed by a German website Techtastic was filled by Sony recently via the World Intellectual Property Organization. The patent enlists a new controller and the description reads as:

“A controller device for user interactivity with a server of a cloud gaming system is provided.”

“The controller device communicates directly to an access device for connection to a network that connects the controller device to the server without connecting to a client device wherein the server receives and processes the inputs to render gameplay video that is transmitted over the network for rendering to a display device that is local to the controller device.”

However, no clear directions have been mentioned if the controller is strictly for PS5 or for other streaming services. Moreover, not all patents turn out to be a thing but it will be interesting to see if this patent comes to life or not.

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