The next generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony will arrive by the end of this year. Until then, companies have a certain amount of time to make the final adjustments to deliver a quality console. So far, we know that video game developers will not only improve the device itself, but also their controls.
The DualShock 4 has already brought some improvements over its predecessor, the DualSchock 3. There was the addition of the touchpad, built-in speakers, high-precision six-axis sensor, etc. However, there have been criticisms regarding these features, saying that most games do not use them.
The adaptive triggers are known to automatically control the change in resistance by pressing the button
We still don't have official images of the new DualShock 5 showing its final design. However, some resources and patents are available online. According to reports, the Playstation 5 control will come with "adaptive triggers" and "haptic feedback". Following what was said about the adaptive trigger, it is known that it is possible to automatically control the change in resistance that is felt by the player when pressing the button.
According to some experts on the subject, there are speculations that say that Sony could use a technology called SoftMRF (Nano Magnetic Fluid or Magnetic Nanofluid) from the company Kurimoto Iron Works, in Japan.
After all, how would the trigger be adaptable with magnetic nanofluid in the Dualshock 5 of the PS5?
Magnetic nanofluid is a fluid that has the property of changing its viscosity as a magnetic field is applied to it. When controlling the intensity of the magnetic field, it is possible to have little resistance or a lot of resistance when pressing the control trigger. For this to be possible, the fluid contains nanoparticles with good capacity for control and performance in sedimentation and durability, in addition to a good response speed.
There are already several toys that use magnetic nanofluid, however there are also numerous possibilities for application in the field of engineering. Some years ago, Sony even launched speakers with magnetic fluid.
There have been recent reports saying that the DualShock 5 will have a patent similar to Nintendo's health sensor, which is capable of measuring the player's pulse and perspiration.