A new leaked patent suggests that the PS5’s DualShock 5 controller may be equipped with features that will be able to gauge how stressed you are while you play games.
According to Sony, and Metro Redux developer 4A Games (via The Metro), the PlayStation 5 has a secret, unannounced feature that seems to indicate that the new controller could detect your sweat while playing.
The latest patent for the upcoming controller seemingly describes some biofeedback features that will be able to monitor your heart rate and ‘modify’ the ‘user experience’ accordingly, as a result.
The patent describes how the technology will work in practice, with stress levels detected via sensors in the controller’s grip. The stress-detecting tech is also reported to work in conjunction with PlayStation VR and PlayStation Camera.
While there are no working examples on display at the moment, in theory, you could see a controller working out exactly how nervous you are while playing a game of FIFA, making penalty kicks harder/easier accordingly, or making in-game players maintain/lose their composure dependent on your stress levels.
While this is all unconfirmed, we would absolutely love to see how a controller would operate on FIFA players prone to sweaty goals and rage quitting. Keep it locked to VERSUS for more on this story as it develops.