The PlayStation 5 is just a year out now, and details on the console are starting to trickle in.
A new patent for the as-yet unnamed PlayStation 5 controller has appeared on a website for the Japanese patent office, giving us an early look at its new design.
The first thing to note here is that it doesn’t look too different from the DualShock 4 – in fact, it looks very similar. However, there are a couple of subtle design changes.
The new controller has smaller sticks, larger triggers, a USB-C charging port and most importantly, no light bar.
Removing the light bar is a pretty big deal, but it makes a lot of sense. It would add to the controller’s battery life, and it never had much function besides indicating when the controller was charging.