Sony Interactive Entertainment has seemingly filed a patent for a Playstation controller specifically for mobile. The company’s Japanese division filed the patent this week according to a report by VGC’s Andy Robinson.
Playstation Controller Description
The patent describes a system for playing games on a device coupled with two controller grips. The controller resembles the Dualshock 4 controller made for the Playstation 4. It comes as a surprise that the company didn’t use the design for the Dualsense made for the Playstation 5.
The Playstation Mobile controller also omits a shaft portion that can be controlled by the use. With that, it can detect the tilting amount and direction and can help in changing the viewing angle of the device. The Playstation Mobile controller can be used to play console games via the Remote Play feature as well as mobile games. But it is unsure if it will only support exclusive games or any kind of mobile game. The DualShock 4 and the Dualsense are already compatible with Android and iOS devices via Bluetooth.
Sony’s Commitment to the Mobile Market
It isn’t a surprise that Sony is pushing towards the mobile market. Sony hired Nicola Sebastini, the former Head of Content at Apple Arcade, to lead its mobile division. The company has already greatly optimized its Playstation App for mobile including the option to manage your Playstation 5 device and games. It has released games for mobiles like Run Sackboy, Run! and Ratchet and Clank: BTN in order to promote the respective game series. Games like Knowledge is Power and That’s You! are also playable on mobile via the PlayLink software.
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