The PS5 continues not to receive any official information from Sony PlayStation, but still remains at the center of interest of fans. Between rumors, leaks and patents, there is always something to discover. Now, for example, we can see a new patent related, perhaps, to the PlayStation 5 controller.
The patent is about a charging adapter that attaches to the Dualshock 5 (name still unofficial). Sony signed the patent with the World Intellectual Property Organization in the summer of 2019, but only now the full document is available for public viewing. The DualShock 5 may allow for wireless charging via the use of an attachable adaptor when playing PS5.
PS5: the Dualshock 5 will have wireless charging
The patent describes Sony’s plans to develop “A wireless charging adapter that can snap onto a computer game controller can be inductively coupled to a charging base to wirelessly recharge a battery in the controller.”
“The adapter,” continues the document, “also can include keys that mirror keys on the controller so that a gamer can remove the adapter with controller from the charging base, keep the adapter on the controller, and use both the controller keys and adapter keys to control a computer game.”
The accompanying images show a DualShock controller with an accessory that doesn’t look too dissimilar to the PlayStation Back Button attachment, suggesting wireless charging could have been a feature Sony was attempting to develop for the released device, before ditching it due to technical constraints.
Even so, with the PS5 due to launch in Holiday 2020, it’s all too possible that Sony has instead managed to develop wireless DualShock charging for its next-gen console, even as PlayStation continues to stay quiet on any new details about the upcoming hardware. If true, this accessory could radically enhance our playtime, letting us enjoy games without worrying about running out of battery life in the middle of an online scuffle.
We should wait, once again, for the Japanese company to have its say on PS5. The hope is that March is the right month for the much-talked-about console announcement conference.