Sony patented heat dispenser inside PS5 controllers
Here’s another wild one The patent has been registered by Sony What it will never actually use: The ability to dissipate heat for the PS5 DualSense controller to reflect on-screen gameplay. Based on an upgrade to the existing pad’s haptic feedback feature, the idea is that the vibrations will heat up the controller or cool it down depending on what’s going on in the game you’re playing. is Go to a desert area and you’ll feel the sun on your palms, or take something out of the freezer and you’ll feel the chill on your toes.
Sony says this will be done by replacing the plastic that makes up the PS5 controller with a gel-like material. As such, should this ever come to fruition, it will be a new model of DullSense Pad rather than just a firmware update. All of this is designed to “enrich haptic experiences,” according to the patent.
A perfect use case for a feature like this would be in Metal Gear Solid, where you must heat and then cool the PAL key by the end of the game. We imagine the Blast Furnace will make the PS5 controller almost too hot to touch. Like most gaming patents, however, these things rarely actually see the light of day. However, if there is ever to be a remake of Metal Gear Solid, the property in question already knows who to market itself with.
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