Similar to the current design, the new DualSense (DualShock 5) wireless controller for PlayStation 5 also has a center-mounted touchpad. The difference, however, being the “slightly larger look and feel” which mostly has to do with the subtle repositioning of the light bar to each side of the touchpad.
In an announcement made earlier today, Sony refrained from going into any details about what to expect from the new touchpad. In a recently filed patent for DualSense though, which was published just around the announcement, several examples can be found to understand the touch-sensitive panel.
Not many are aware that Sony actually wanted the original DualShock 4 to feature a touchscreen. The idea was scrapped in the end because developers felt that a touchscreen would force players to divert their eyes during gameplay.
DualSense plays around the same concept by coupling with a touchscreen interface on the television set or monitor as part…