It would appear that photos of the controller for the PlayStation 5 have surfaced online.
The recently leaked photos seemingly feature another look at what appears to be the PlayStation 5 developer kit as well as the next generation console’s controller.
The new photos were initially posted by an anonymous Facebook user in a private Facebook group before being re-posted on ResetEra. While we can not personally verify the credibility of the images they seemingly fall in line with previous leaks, patents, and photos that have surfaced regarding the PlayStation 5.
The anonymous user who posted the photos claimed that they are presently employed as a cleaner, “occasionally at U.” This U is more than likely in reference to a Ubisoft studio, which would not be far fetched. The French game maker has previously announced that many of their delayed upcoming titles such as Watch Dogs Legion would see a cross-generation release on the PlayStation 4 and 5. Moreover, Ubisoft has been known to suffer from leaks over the past few years with titles such as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Watch Dogs Legion being leaked ahead of their official debuts at E3.
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Based on the photos, the developer kit version of the Dualshock 5 matches up with a recently approved Sony patent that indicates that it is similar to the Dualshock 4, but is slightly larger with a wider gamepad. The PS Home Button is also present on this version, which was alluded to in a prior patent.
What we can’t see is the controller’s haptic feedback triggers, which will reportedly replace the standard L2 and R2 buttons. According to Sony, these triggers will provide for a more interactive experience that will let you feel some resistance that mirrors things such as drawing back a bow.
As a reminder, the final model of the PlayStation 5 will probably not look like the developer kit, which previously leaked in 2019. However, the inclusion of the controller at least gives us a look at what could be the final design for the Dualshock 5 that will ship with the next generation console in late 2020.
Currently, we do not know when we could get an official look at the PlayStation 5, but there’s plenty of room to speculate. It has recently been suggested that Sony plans to hold its reveal event in February or March, but that has yet to be confirmed. Nonetheless, there is precedent for Sony to reveal their new consoles ahead of their official release date. Most recently, they hosted their PlayStation 4 reveal event in February of 2013 before its worldwide release during the holidays that same year.
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