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PS4 Controller Gets Back Button Attachment

Sony has announced a new back button for the PS4 DualShock controller. Image Source/ Bang Showbiz The tech giant has decided to finally come up with an attachment similar to the Xbox Elite controller, except it only has two extra buttons. In between the buttons is an OLED screen which displays what each button is […]

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Sony has announced a new back button for the PS4 DualShock controller.

Image Source/ Bang Showbiz

The tech giant has decided to finally come up with an attachment similar to the Xbox Elite controller, except it only has two extra buttons.

In between the buttons is an OLED screen which displays what each button is programmed to do.

The add-on – which is priced at around £25 – simply plugs into the bottom of the controller and comes with 3.5mm connector.

It’s assumed that the attachment will come as standard on the upcoming next-gen PS5 DualShock controller.

It was recently reported that the new device will focus on cloud gaming.

According to a patent filed by Sony, the controller, believed to be named DualShock 5, would connect to the internet instead of the console.

The patent submitted via the World Intellectual Property Organization, stated that “a controller device for user interactivity with a server of a cloud gaming system is provided.”

It adds:

“The controller device communicates directly to an access device for connection to a network that connects the controller device to the server without connecting to a client device”, the patent reads.

“Wherein the server receives and processes the inputs to render gameplay video that is transmitted over the network for rendering to a display device that is local to the controller device.”

The PS5 controller is getting a revamp, with the first innovation set to be haptic feedback to replace the long-running ‘rumble’ technology.

Jim Ryan – the president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment – recently confirmed:

“With haptics, you truly feel a broader range of feedback, so crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field.

“You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud.”

Meanwhile, the controller’s trigger buttons will feature ‘adaptive triggers’.

Addressing the development, Ryan said:

“Developers can program the resistance of the triggers so that you feel the tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain.

“In combination with the haptics, this can produce a powerful experience that better simulates various actions.”

Sony’s next-generation console is due to be released in time for next Christmas.