We've heard quite a bit of talk from both Sonyand Microsoft about their new consolesbut on Monday, a patent filing for a new Playstation 4 DualShock controllerstarted making its way across the web. The drawing that went along with the patent filing shows two new buttons, both of which are located on the grips of the controller.

According to the NeoGaguser Kyoufu, who first came across the filing and the picture of the new controller, the start and share buttons have also been moved to just below the D-Pad. The new layout could solve a couple of problems Playstation 4 users tend to run into when they are engrossed in the action.

Changes to buttons

The new location on this DualShock 4 controller would mean there would be less accidental pausing of the action. The drawings that included the Sony patent filingalso show a bigger space to accommodate touch controls. When the Playstation 4 was first released, games took quite a bit of advantage of the touchpad feature.

Now that the Sony console has been out for a while, most of the newer games seem to forget the functionality exists at all. A wider touch space could certainly spark a resurgence for that feature. It doesn't seem to be a coincidence that Microsoft just recently announced they were bringing a new version of their controller to the market relatively soon.

The console wars continue

WhileSonyis winning the current generation console wars quite handily, the Japanese firm is not going to be resting on its laurels when it comes to getting an even bigger leg up on the Xbox One. As usual, the big question now is whether these new blueprints are ever going to come to fruition.

Tech companies like Sony tend file these claims all the time simply as a way to make sure they have their bases covered.

If the Sony Playstation 4 does get a new DualShock 4 controller it seems likely it might be coming alongside the Neo, whenever that finally hits the market. There are rumors that could be as soon as the Holiday season this year.

If that's the case we may not be seeing the new Dualshock 4 until 2017 at the earliest.

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