In late 2019, Sony announced the Back Button Attachment, an accessory to add rear buttons to the Dualshock 4. The proposal, clearly focused on the competitive players, was intended to make up for the absence of an official professional PlayStation controller. The product began to be distributed during 2020 and the opinion of its buyers was positive. Now, however, it seems that the Japanese company is preparing a variant for the DualSense
The portal IGN he discovered that Sony recently patented the Back Button Attachment for the PS5 DualSense. The registration was finalized only on February 4 at the World Intellectual Property Organization. So your ad is likely just around the corner. As you can see in the image below, the design of the accessory is identical to that of the PS4.
The description of the patent also matches the first version. Players would have the ability to add a pair of buttons to the rear of the DualSense. Both would be completely configurable, so you would have the option to map them according to your preferences. In the center is an OLED touch screen that allows you to save and select profiles. In the case of the Dualshock 4’s Back Button Attachment, users could save up to three settings.
Does it really have an impact on the gameplay? Yes, and very significant. For example, in shooters X, square, triangle or circle buttons can be assigned to the rear. From this mint you can perform various actions without taking your thumb off the right stick. Of course, the combinations are many and everything will depend on which ones are most comfortable for your style of play. For players who enjoy competitive titles an ideal option.
Although companies are constantly patenting their ideas and not all see the light of day in commercial products, this Sony registration does have a good chance of becoming a reality. The PS5 has been available for three months now and it is normal for Sony to take advantage of its user base to offer accessories. According to the data shared by the company, during the past quarter distributed 4.5 million units of its next-generation console.