More photos of the PlayStation 5 devkit have appeared online that give a better look at the new controller design.
An office cleaner has shared photos they claim to have taken of a devkit for Sony’s next-gen console that was left overnight at their workplace (via ResetEra).
They don’t say which office they took these photos in, but presumably it belongs to a game developer working on projects for the PS5. “My first cleaning of prototype 1 of PS5,” reads the post. “Yes my job is a cleaner occasionally at U…” they add.
Ubisoft is the most obvious game studio that begins with a U so there is potential that these photos were taken in one of its offices.
The devkit console in the photos match up with ones shared in previous leaks showing off the Blu-Ray drive and USB ports. But what’s significant here is a clearer look at the PS5 devkit’s controller design.
The controller matches up with a recent patent that Sony pushed through for its DualShock 5 controller in that it looks a lot like the DualShock 4 gamepad but is slightly chunkier. There does appear to be a PS Home button on this version, which lines closer to the patent previously seen before the most recent one.
What can’t be seen in the photos are new triggers that are expected to be found on the back of the PS5’s controller. These were revealed in a patent just after Sony revealed the DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment.
We also can’t get much of a look at the adaptive triggers that will presumably replace the standard L2 and R2 buttons. These new triggers let you feel different resistances when used so that it feels like you’re pulling back a bow, for example.
We may not have to wait long to get an even better look at the PlayStation 5 and its controller as Sony will be livestreaming its CES 2020 press conference today on its website – where it currently says “The future is coming”. There's potential that something PlayStation related could be part of that conference.
You’ll be able to watch the whole conference starting on January 6, 2020 at 5pm PST / 8pm EST in North America. UK viewers should tune in on January 7 at 1am GMT, and Europe also on January 7 but at 2am CET.
If you’re interested in seeing how the nex-gen consoles are stacking up, check out our PS5 vs. Xbox Series X comparison chart.
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