[UPDATE: A Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) patent has revealed images of what could be the PS5 controller.]
It describes a “controller device for user interactivity with a server of a cloud gaming system”, whose “inputs are communicated directly over the network to the server, bypassing the client device” and reducing latency.
Sony recently announced a holiday 2020 launch date for PlayStation 5 and went into detail on the PS5 controller, which is set to feature haptic feedback, “adaptive” triggers and more.
While the concept outlined in Sony’s patent may or may not make its way into a consumer product, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said in July he expects PS Now to play an increasingly important role in the PlayStation business over the coming years.
And in early October, Sony slashed PlayStation Now prices in a bid to be more competitive with rival streaming services.