PS5 fans clutching at straws for reveal date news and patent for DualShock 5 controller gets personal thanks to biofeedback function
It seems PS5 fans have run out of reliable or even tenuous sources in terms of finding out when the big reveal date for the hardware will be. We have already reported on several possibilities, most of which were in February. There has also been mention of PSErebus’ firm conviction that we will have to wait until March to get a glimpse at the PS5. But the eagerness for news has reached a tipping point and now it’s Pastebin’s turn to offer fans some sort of hope.
Of course, anything found on Pastebin has to be taken with so much salt that your ankles will end up swollen. Inverse found a post (via Reddit) that stated “Sony would announce the date, time, and location for the PS5 reveal event on February 27 at 5 p.m. Eastern”. So that’s not the actual reveal event taking place on Thursday, but a reveal of the reveal event. A quick search of Pastebin unsurprisingly throws up more supposed revelations, with this one offering a bit more information to make it seem legitimate:
Sony will reveal the date/time/location of their PS5 reveal event on Thursday 27th at 2PM PST, the event itself will feature games like Horizon's Zero Dawn sequel, Cross-buy policies like the one with Xbox Series X and a glimpse of unique features of the next console from Sony. [sic]
A further swift search through Pastebin and you can find PS5 reveal dates for January, February, and March, possibly posted by any chancer wanting to tease some expectant fans. But at least we will find out if the above February 27 rumor has any substance very soon. Fortunately for PS5 news seekers, a patent of what could end up being the DualShock 5 controller has appeared in a much more reliable source (USPTO), but are future PS5 gamers ready for a controller that contains sensors that can detect their sweat and heart rates?
The DualShock 5 controller in the patent offers a “sensing apparatus” and comes with biofeedback capabilities. The gamer’s biological information is collected and transmitted to a “processing device” and then the whole system will modify the user’s experience depending on the data received. Maybe a horror-survival game will get scarier, perhaps rival AI drivers in a race will get faster, or it’s possible a first-person shooter’s difficulty levels will rise if the player’s palms are too dry. It remains to be seen if PS5 owners will be happy about giving up their personal data though, even for things as mundane as sweaty palms and heart rates.