Sony has filed a new patent for a controller with collapsible control stick
Analog sticks for the Vita 2 so it is pocketable or a controller for cloud gaming. "The protrusion of the thumbstick sticks up from the surface of the controller and can easily be caught clothing or other thin materials making the thumbstick prone to breakage. It is within this context that embodiments of the present invention arise."
Vita 2 please please please
While I would love a Vita 2 (I adored my Vita!), I think this has more to do with the PS5 streaming controller being developed, which uses a person's existing cellphone. Similar to a Razer Kishi. The patent on that ran through N4G just recently in the last couple of months.
Screw the Vita 2, I want an Xperia Play 2!
lol! thought I am the only person that like that
Can you imagine an Xperia Play with a 6" screen and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor? Oooo weeeee.
Yes 100% one of the main issues around mobile gaming for me is crappy controls and outside of lugging a gamepad everywhere there's no easy solution. I'd love a mobile device with built in gamepad controls that can slide out. Xperia play was ahead of its time and suffered from poor specs. Have it play vita, PSP, PS1 and PS2 games and Android Games and you've sold me.
The only thing that I would be worried about is it seems that this patent wouldn't allow for clickable analog sticks (which was a small issue for the Vita's controls). However, I think if they included some kind of back paddle button they could mitigate the button issue.
They're the reason the Vita failed, why would they do it again? This is 100% for a streaming device.
New mobile controller/case for a phone for the new Project Spartan cloud gaming tier. Phones slip in and out of pockets, not chonky Vita's.
would be nice if a handheld with decent screen that can stream my ps5 games while i laid down before going to sleep. instead of playing on my phone. i can basically continue my game after getting tired in the big screen.
For a gaming phone maybe.
Reminds me of Apple's patent for a pop-out joystick for their iphone years back.
File a patent for a driftless controller while you're at it.
Another Sony handheld yes please. Either a dedicated games machine or mobile phone with built in gamepad if be ritually happy with. Maybe after seeing how much success Nintendo had with the switch they understand they just handled the vita poorly not that the market is dead. Imagine a portable system with the power of a PS4 and even better compatibility with the users digital PS4 library
Cool. Very interesting. I hope PlayStation does get a new portable gaming device. It would be cool to have more on the market and I truly believe there is still a huge fan base and market for it with PS.
If only a fully supported handheld could come out of this. Given the vita debacle I can't say I'm willing to give it another shot. Even though the vita to this day is still a great device with better features than another famous handheld that shall not be named lol
Their innovation needs very ceases to amaze! Probably for a portable streaming gaming device.
I know they make them for PC, but I'd rather have a controller/mouse hybrid for the PS4/5. Best of both worlds for control. I love mouse-look for aiming, but I'm not a fan of keyboard controls; controllers feel great for movement, but ain't great for aiming, requiring aim-assist to feel good. Slap the two together and it's peanut butter and chocolate.
Tbh I like the challenge of learning to aim with a controller in shooter games lol the mouse is just too easy, it's instant but I hear ya, keyboard controls suck idk how PC gamers put up with it lol
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