Sony patents controllers for mobile devices

It has been known for some time that Sony would like to step into the mobile market. In 2018, the company stated that mobile games generate a large percentage of Sony’s revenue.

This year there was a new job posting for a Head of Mobile for PlayStation, and PlayStation confirmed that it has plans for mobile games with their own IPs. The position of Head of Mobiles took place in July of this year, the former Head of Content von Apple Arcade Nicola Sebastiani an.

In addition, PlayStation announced in September of this year that a new offshoot of the racing game series WipEout will be released for mobile devices in 2022.

First pictures of Sony’s mobile controller

There are now initial indications of how Sony’s new mobile titles could be played. According to the VGC site Sony Interactive Entertainment registered a patent for a kind of PlayStation controller for mobile devices.

The controller itself is reminiscent of the version for the PlayStation 4 and is supposed to be similar to the Joy Cons of the Nintendo Switch left and a right half.

PlayStation controllers are already compatible with mobile devices thanks to Bluetooth, this new controller is supposed to be based on the accompanying pictures however, use the smartphone as the centerpiece to create a real handheld.

Should the patent become a reality, PlayStation players could possibly play their favorite Sony titles on their smartphones via cloud gaming. A similar system already exists at Xbox Cloud Gaming and Google Stadia.

Controllers of this type are not new either. For example, with the Razer Kishi already have such a device.

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