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Old 03-02-2020, 01:18 AM   #1
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Sony's PS5 controller could get a brilliant smartphone-like feature

I really don't mind a wired PS5 controller with 3-6 feet long cable, if it means the controller can be $30 cheaper.

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Sony's PS5 controller could get a brilliant smartphone-like feature

Wireless charging incoming?




Sony could be planning on including wireless charging in the PS5 controller, if a new patent is to be believed.

The patent, which was found by Saqib Mansoor of the SegmentNext website, is called “Wireless charging adapter with game control keys for computer game controller,” and seems to show a “wireless charging adapter that can snap onto a computer game controller and can be inductively coupled to a charging base to wirelessly recharge a battery in the controller.”



The patent is accompanied with images showing a device that looks a lot like a DualShock controller, with an attachment on the back that allows it to be placed on a wireless charging mat to top up the battery.


Wireless charging is one of the best features of modern smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S20, as it’s a quick and convenient way to charge them up without fiddling around with plugging in cables.

If Sony really is planning on a wireless charging attachment for the PS5 controller, then that will be very welcome, as it could mean you simply have to place the controller down on a mat or cradle to charge – so you may never run out of battery life during a gaming session.


Clip-on attachment

Of course, just because this technology has been spotted in a patent, it doesn’t mean we’ll actually see it launch with the PS5 later in 2020. Companies register patents for all kinds of tech that never sees the light of day, but if it does come out, it could give the PS5 controller the edge compared to the Xbox Series X and its controller for many people.

The fact that this appears to be a clip-on attachment for the PS5 controller, and not built into the device itself is interesting. It means it would be an optional feature, and therefore not increase the price of the PS5 controller for people who aren’t interested in the tech.

Sony has form with add-ons for its DualShock controllers as well, with the company recently releasing the PlayStation Back Button Attachment, which adds additional buttons and functionality to the PS4’s DualShock controller.

In fact, the patent seems to suggest that the wireless charging attachment would also come with extra buttons and features – so could this have been what the PlayStation Back Button Attachment was supposed to have been before Sony removed the wireless charging function?


https://www.techradar.com/news/ps5-c...rn-smartphones
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Old 03-02-2020, 01:24 PM   #2
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Yeah... if it hikes the price, it's not really worth it. clicking a cable in isn't exactly an exhausting activity.
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Old 03-02-2020, 11:09 PM   #3
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yah, I rather have cheaper controllers, I've been buying 3rd party controllers more now cause of the prices.
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Old 03-05-2020, 01:26 PM   #4
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The videogame controller does not need to be reinvented. PS2 dual shock is fine. Hell PS1 dual shock is even better because it lacks the pressure sensitive nonsense. Hell the version that came out before rumble was added is even better than that! Just make it comfortable and that's penty fine.
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I hate gimmicky crap controllers ever since the wii started it. Why support crap that they don't even support after a few games? Look at games that used the motion shit in the PS3, first two years of the console, some games had it and then NOTHING. Everyone stopped using it. When will they learn! We just want buttons! NOTHING ELSE!
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Pressure sensitive triggers are an absolute must.
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Old 03-10-2020, 03:37 PM   #7
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As in MUST NOT INCLUDE! Unless only for backwards compatibility. But that crap always bothered the hell out of me. No reason for pressure-sensative buttons. I remember playing some rally game that used pressure sensative buttons and I had to press so damn hard to move at a decent speed. Not comfotable. I'll take waggle controls lights on my controller, a dumb rear touch pad, any of that stupid-ass shit that Sony does over pressure-sensative buttons.

Microsoft is the only ones who get controllers right without any of the bullshit gimmicks.
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