Two images have surfaced allegedly showing off, for the first time, what next-generation game console PlayStation 5 will have for a controller come 2020 during its expected release window.
Back in the day we had a similar leak showing off the DualShock 4 prototypes that existed in which the plastic being used were looking very cheap and yet the final product’s design did launch with a similar look despite the materials and finer details being much smoother and well thought out.
Above: DualShock 4 Prototype
This could be the same situation in which the final controller for PlayStation 5 will of course be made out of better materials and have a few adjustments made to improve its feel yet the overall concept remain the same.
Jason Schreier who has been blacklisted by prominent developers such as Rockstar, Ubisoft, and Bethesda for leaking information and starting hate mobs online against games like Fallout 4 has gone on record to say that he believes the controller images are fakes. Nevertheless, we will treat this as a heavy rumor / leak until it’s 100% proven to be false. Even if Jason says it’s fake it’s still worth taking a look at what sorts of concepts PlayStation 5 could potentially incorporate into its next controller.
We ran a few articles mentioning the touchscreen possibility earlier in 2018 but due to website renovations on the back-end those are temporarily unavailable. You can do your own research easily and see that Sony has indeed been patenting such technologies, further lending to the credibility of this controller.
We should know at the PlayStation eXperience 2019 event expected to take place this winter as Sony has opted to skip the Electronics Entertainment Expo for the first time since its creation. It is currently unknown when exactly the tech giant will announce or release the PS5 with most predictions seeing a 2019 reveal and release dates ranging from Spring 2020 to Winter 2020 or even 2021.
Our best guess is that PlayStation 5 lands somewhere in 2020, but only time will tell for sure! You’d better start saving now if you want to be part of next-gen from the start, and if you’re not sure whether or not that platform is worth your time be sure to check back with us as we will be covering all next-gen platforms whenever they launch and the games that come out for them.
Above: Leaked DualShock 5 Prototype
[Source: Industry Insider; Tidux]