Sony files patent depicting PS3-era peripherals on PS5 -
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Josh Wise by on Jul 4, 2022

Sony files patent depicting PS3-era peripherals on PS5

Sony has filed a patent that depicts PlayStation 3-era peripherals, such as controllers and handheld consoles, connecting to a PlayStation 5.

The patent (which Game Rant spotted) shows media remotes, DualShock controllers, and what looks like a PSP Go working with the PS5.

Check out the image below:


As you can see, the most outrageous aspect of the story is the notion that someone would want to connect a PlayStation Mouse to a PS5. But I admire it, regardless.

The most curious aspect to this patent is that all of these peripherals spring from the PS3. PS3 backwards compatibility has been a thorn in Sony’s side for some time. And the recent PlayStation Plus revamp still depends on streaming PS3 games.

There were rumours, back in April, that Sony is working on cracking that console’s intricate architecture. Jeff Grubb, of Venturebeat, said:

“Since talking about this all week, I’ve looked, I’ve asked. . . it sounds like Sony might be working on emulation for PS3 on PS5.”

He then added, “It may take some time.”

Does this new patent point to a renewed effort on Sony’s part? Perhaps we will see Sony adding downloadable PS3 games onto the new subscription, at some point. Certainly, the rumour mill on that front never stops grinding away.


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