Sony files patent for ‘banana’ as PS5 controller

A new PlayStation patent appears to have a literal banana as a PS5 controller. GamesIndustry.biz has noted that Sony has recently filed a patent for this new controller device. What's weird about the controller is that it looks exactly like a banana, as you can see in the image from the original patent filing just below.

Image: PlayStation

The description with the original patent filing reads: "It would be desirable if a user could use an inexpensive, simple and non-electronic device as a video game peripheral. The present disclosure seeks to address or at least alleviate some of the above-identified problems." Furthermore, Sony's solution to this problem is a "non-luminous passive object being held by a user," and could be an item like a pen, orange, pencil or even a banana.

According to gamesradar.com, the patent filing by Sony is pretty loose, and only references an item like a banana as something that could theoretically be used as a simple controller. At the moment, there isn't too much evidence to suggest that this patent will actually take shape, but some people seem to be excited to one day be playing PlayStation games with a banana.


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