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Sony Interactive Entertainment has patented what appears to be a PlayStation controller designed for mobile gaming.

The patent, which was released this week by the Japanese division of SIE, describes a system for playing games on a device paired with two controller handles.

The controller, which looks like the PS4’s DualShock 4 rather than the PS5’s new DualSense, is described as “a left side grip part and a right side grip part gripped by the left and right hands of the user”.

According to the patent, the included drawings of the apparatus omit “a shaft part which can be tilted by the user and detect the tilt direction and the amount of tilt of the shaft part”.

If such a device comes to fruition, it could be used with a smartphone to play PlayStation games via Remote Play or via the cloud, in the same way that third-party controller grips can currently be used to play Xbox games on the go. streaming.

PlayStation controllers are already compatible with mobile devices via Bluetooth.

The patent comes amid a new push in mobile gaming by the maker of PlayStation.

In October, SIE appointed former Apple Arcade content director Nicola Sebastiani to lead the company’s mobile operations, following job announcements indicating that it was opening a new business unit to adapt its “most popular franchises” to mobile.

Sony could plan a PlayStation mobile controller, patent suggests
A drawing included with the Sony patent.

The following month, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan confirmed that the platform owner plans to bring some of its “iconic IP” to mobile during its current fiscal year ending in March 2022.

“We’ve been thinking about how gamers enjoy our content and have had some early success experimenting with games and mobile apps to provide more choices for gamers,” he said. “Mobile is just one area we are exploring to reach millions of players beyond our platforms.

“PlayStation has a large catalog of diverse proprietary IP addresses that can upgrade to smartphone games and complement our AAA games or live service games. We are exploring the mobile market with some wonderful PlayStation franchises, so stay tuned.

Recently, it was confirmed that the classic PlayStation racing franchise WipEout is returning as a new mobile game.

Scheduled for release on iOS and Android devices in early 2022, WipEout Rush is a card-based racing game featuring a single-player campaign and 60 ships from the original games.