Sony controller patent ditches the light bar

If there is one thing I could change about my DualShock 4, it would be the light bar. The thing is constantly on, draining the battery and either reflecting back at me on the TV screen or shining in my eyes when I watch a Blu-Ray. This patent seems to agree with me about the usefulness of the light bar.

A patent from Sony Interactive Entertainment shows a few changes from a DualShock 4: bigger triggers, slightly smaller sticks, a USB port and no light bar.

The patent has a lot in common with Wired’s hands-on with the PS5’s prototype controller, which said it was a lot like the DualShock 4, but with a few changes, like Adaptive Triggers that offer greater feedback through the triggers, which will let you feel the difference between firing a machine gun or a shotgun, or the tension of drawing a bowstring.

I just want a battery that lasts the whole day when I play on the weekend. Is that too much to ask for?

If it has the letters RPG in it, I am there. Still battling with balancing trying to play every single game that grabs my interest, getting 100% in a JRPG, and devoting time to my second home in Azeroth.

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