With such a boom in the player base of the mobile gaming industry, it comes as a little surprise that a giant like Sony is also coming to the party. Earlier in the year, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s CEO Jim Ryan stressed how they want their business to head towards providing more choice to the players. Well, they have seemed to be keeping their promise as new news emerges that the Japanese division of Sony Interactive Entertainment has finally patented what looks like a PlayStation Controller for mobile devices.
From the information that we currently have from the rumors and the leaks, Sony’s latest patent design seems to look much like Sony PlayStation’s older generation of DualShock 4 instead of the newer DualSense series designed for their flagship PlayStation 5.
The gaming controller seems to have two grips for both of the hands with the standard button layout of the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4. In the middle, there will be a design made specifically to fit a mobile device. The user might be able to change the screen’s viewing angle too as per their liking. With two analogs at the bottom, a D-pad, four, and other 8 iconic buttons, the look will not be different from their traditional controllers.
When will we get it?
Even though Sony has patented the design, we are not going to get our hands on it pretty soon. However, once it does, it can act be a great accessory to a mobile device for mobile gaming enthusiasts. With the company’s latest push towards providing the players with a cloud experience with Remote Play, Sony’s new venture into the Mobile Gaming platform can provide them a seamless experience with all of Sony’s gaming devices connected with each other. At the moment, the only way to use mobile devices along with it DualShock or DualSense controller is through Bluetooth. This new controller will certainly be an upgrade from this feature which has its own share of connecting issues.
Last October, Sony appointed Nicola Sebastiani, a veteran in mobile gaming who has 8 years of experience in Apple’s mobile gaming department, Apple Arcade, to adapt their leading gaming franchises and port them to mobile platforms. With the surge in the number of players in Mobile games, it is only understandable that a franchising giant like Sony will try to reach millions of potential customers outside of its long-standing PlayStation platforms.