A new patent from Sony Interactive Entertainment reveals a device used for what appears to be the control of mobile games, with a space for a phone in the middle and buttons on the sides.
The whole thing is based on the DualShock 4 pad from PlayStation 4 and not on the newer DualSense from PS5. The controller is “cut in half,” and there is a slot for portable equipment in the center.
Although not shown in the drawing, the plans also include a special lever, thanks to which it would also be possible to control motion – according to documents filed with the patent office.
The controllers are already compatible with mobile devices via Bluetooth, so that the novelty would be an extension of the offer. Perhaps it would be used, for example, to support games as part of streaming to PlayStation Now or via Remote Play.
Recently, Sony has been investing more widely in the field of games on phones. Nicola Sebastiani became the new head of the department in October, transitioning from the successful Apple Arcade.
Earlier, the head of PlayStation – Jim Ryan – assured that his company still in the current fiscal year – ending in March 2022 – wants to release “cult series” on mobile devices.