News

Sony Files Trademark For New PlayStation Controller With Belt Straps

April 3, 2022

Sony has filed a new patent for a new controller which will be having belt straps in place, as per an all-new trademark posted recently.

  • MORE: Here’s Why Eren Cut His Own Leg And Gouge His Eye

Sony’s PSVR2 was announced a few months back, with the specifications and more details being revealed at CES 2022. There was no release date announced, but according to reports Sony is aiming to get it out by the end of this year itself. When it comes to the PSVR2 itself, there are a number of design changes to make it a much more comfortable experience for users. The PSVR2 is much lighter as compared to its predecessor along with a newly add vent which improves the overall airflow in the headset. The controllers, on the other hand, feature finger detection technology, which will allow players to transmit inputs without even pressing any buttons at all.

DUALSHOCKERS VIDEO OF THE DAY

Sony Files Trademark For New PlayStation Controller With Belt Straps

Recently, a new patent was spotted by Zuby_Tech on Twitter, about an upcoming controller. This patent is for a strapped controller, which means that there will be a belt in place to keep the controller intact while playing. Unfortunately, why exactly this strap is in place is not known, but there are some educated theories some fans have come up with.

One theory suggests that Sony could be working on something similar to the Valve Index Knuckles. This controller basically allows players to grip it when they are picking up objects in the game, and this ensures a much more realistic experience. What is interesting is the fact that the design posted on the patent is quite different from what we have seen, so there is no clarity about exactly what this controller is for. It might be that this is just a prototype of the controller coming with PSVR2, and the render shown earlier is the final design. Whatever the case is, with more details about PSVR2 being expected soon, we should be learning more in the near future.

News
Md Armughanuddin
@armughanuddin

Md (He/Him) is the Head of Content- India for DualShockers. He is pursuing Computer Science Engineering and is really passionate about gaming and technology. You can find him cracking complex coding problems during the day, and covering the latest happenings in the industry at night.

Read more of Md's articles

Got a tip?

Let us know