Sony has patented a controller with biometric sensors. By measuring sweating and heart rate, it makes it possible to adapt the course of a game according to the emotions of the player. It could be the PS5 controller “Dualshock 5”.
Does Sony plan to equip its next controllers with biometric sensors? The Japanese firm has indeed filed a patent that details the operation of a controller equipped with several sensors, in particular, to measure the stress using its perspiration, or its heart rate sensors. The console will receive the data to adapt the content of a game according to the users’ emotions. The player will be able to enjoy a personalized and more immersive gaming experience than with a classic controller.
One can also imagine that the device is equipped with a fingerprint recognition system to identify the player and unlock the console. A feature that could be in use for effective parental control, and simplify the use of the console by several users.
PS5: will Dualshock 5 arrive with biometric sensors?
The filing of the patent only gives indications on the technical orientations of Sony, and does not guarantee that it will use it for its next controllers. For example, Sony has filed a patent for a new type of virtual reality headset, yet the company has not planned to market PSVR 2 for the release of the PS5. Also shortly before the release of the console, the integration of a biometric system also seems very unlikely.
Approaching its presentation, the technical characteristics of the PS5 become clearer, yet we still ignore the exact design and specifications of its controller. The photos of the development kit reveal a controller practically identical to the Dualshock 4. We also know that Dualshock 5 should have triggers with dynamic resistance and haptic motors. Unfortunately, these are only rumors and speculations, let’s be patient, the console and its controller should soon be revealed. The PS5 will indeed be launched for the holiday season, late November or early December if Sony is a little late.