The next version of Sony's DualShock PlayStation controller may have its own touchscreen.
Its diagrams show a controller that's nearly identical to the PS4 one that you've been using since 2013, but the abstract mentions a "touchscreen" in place of the current version's touchpad, the touch-sensitive central button.
A touchscreen could display extra game information (like in-game menu options), and the patent refers to outlining gestures for gamers to trace with their fingers.
Sony filed the 32-page patent application in September 2017. The company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
The first major console to offer a touchscreen controller wasin 2012, but that failed to capture gamers' imaginations and the company to craft the Switch.
We don't know if the Sony patent hints at a new controller for the PS4 or its, but another October patent hinted that the company is also .
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