Can We Play on the PS5 Using a... Banana?

Fortnite banana with gun
Bananas are already a part of Fortnite, so why not act as PS5 controllers? (Credit: Epic Games)

A new patent for the PS5 has been revealed and it's quite something - Sony are planning to develop a system that will allow you to use all sorts of objects as controllers. Yes... even a banana.

Playing video games with controllers? Shooting enemies as a banana in Fortnite? All water under the bridge. A patent application from Sony shows that it can be done differently, that we can combine these two forms of gaming: shooting at opponents with a banana as a controller.

A new story from speaks of a patent application from Sony that has been revealed. The gaming giants are working on a system where any object could become a controller:

[I]t would be desirable if a user could use an inexpensive, simple and non-electronic device as a video game peripheral.

This is where the banana comes in.

Sony Patent Banana
The future is here, friends. A banana as a PS5 controller. (Credit: USPTO)

Crazy patents from big video game companies come to light again and again, and unfortunately most of them are rarely implemented in reality. We still hope that this one time, it will all become reality and banana gaming will be the trend of the future.

The crazy thing: it wouldn't be the first time that the delicious, potassium-rich fruit would serve as a gaming controller. We all remember 2016 when @rudeism played Overwatch with a banana setup. Here's hoping that Sony actually follows through with this plan, and that at some point in the future we actually get to marvel at this awesome gaming experience.

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Original article by EarlyGame's Faris Delalic.