Looking at the drawings, the Dual Shock 5 doesn't represent a dramatic departure from the current Dual Shock 4, but there are some notable differences. The patent makes mention of an integrated microphone, which will be used for the PS5's integrated digital assistant. The light bar has been removed from the controller, and there is a USB-C port at the top of the controller for recharging purposes (instead of the existing old-school microUSB connector).
The triggers also appear to be a hair bigger, perhaps to accommodate the adaptive trigger functionality that was outed in an interview last month. Overall, the Dual Shock 5 appears to be a big chunkier to support the new added functionality, including haptic feedback which replaces the exiting rumble feature.
“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,” Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) President and CEO Jim Ryan said about the feature back in early October. “You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud.”
The Sony PS5 will launch late next year, and it will be powered by an octa-core AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU and a Radeon Navi GPU. We know that the console will feature a high-speed SSD that is expected to revolutionize how we game and will include a 4K Blu-ray drive that supports 100GB discs. It is also rumored that the PlayStation 5 could support innovative SSD-like game cartridges to link up with the system SSD.