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Leaked PS5 Devkit Images Reveal New Controller

Category: Games, Date: 06/Jan/2020

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New images of the PlayStation 5 devkit have been leaked online and it appears that the DualShock 5 controller design will be similar to the PS4’s controller.

The images that were shared on the PS5 subreddit do not give details on where the exact location it was taken, but presumably, it belongs to a game developer for Sony, the post reads,
“My first cleaning of prototype 1 of PS5, yes my job is a cleaner occasionally at U…”

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The devkit in the image looks the same as the ones we’ve seen before. The controller though does not have a Home button but has a larger touchpad surface area. The analog sticks are concaved, which was initially introduced with DualShock 4.

The pad for the new controller seems to have thicker handles than the DualShock 4, probably an alteration for the user to reach the rear paddles that are reportedly being added.

The controller in the image could be a working prototype for the developer. Some suggested that the devkit is being tested using a DualShock 4 controller which could mean that the PS5 will support backward compatibility for PS4 accessories.

We won’t be sure until Sony officially reveals the PlayStation5, which is set to be released in late 2020.

Today, Sony will be live streaming its CES 2020 press conference on its website – where it says “The future is coming”. There’s a huge chance that Sony might bring up something related to PlayStation, and probably the DualShock 5.

The stream will start on January 6, 2020, at 5 pm PST / 8 pm EST.