Sony would be interested in creating a PlayStation control adapted to cell phones. So you can see in a recent patent made by the Japanese division of the company, in which you can see some very interesting plans that show how this device would work.
The plans are easy to understand. Apparently, the design would be based on the PS4 DualShock (and not the current one DualSense). This would be elongated in half and would abandon the touch screen and the PS button to make room to insert a mobile phone.
What’s more, describes an additional element that does not appear in the drawings but that could monitor the inclination of the device (in conjunction with the mobile phone). It is not specified for what sizes of cell phones this device could be adapted.
What would a control with cell phone support be useful for Sony?
Currently the PlayStation controls are compatible with mobile devices via Bluetooth. However, it seems that Sony’s intention is not simply to have cell phone support available. This possible creation could be used to enjoy certain titles in remote game or in the cloud, as well as they already do other third party controls with Xbox.
Additionally, Sony’s intention to start approaching the mobile market is well known. Just this year the CEO of the company, Jim Ryan, commented on his intention to bring exclusive games to mobile platforms:
“In fiscal year 21 we will begin to publish some of our IP iconic of PlayStation on mobile devices and we anticipate that in 2021, while that will not provide us with a significant revenue stream, we do anticipate it as we learn from that experience and increase the number of titles we publish on mobile devices. The contribution of both PC and mobile devices will start to become more and more important as time goes on “.
Sony has already revealed its interest in the mobile market, but it remains to be seen how far it plans to deepen that idea in the next year. At least if they reveal this type of control, it will no longer be so surprising to the public.