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The news has well and truly dried up in the wake of E3 2016 – just look at the headline to this article for proof. Yes, it's true: Sony has submitted a filing to the Federal Communications Commission for a USB dongle. The proposed product was submitted by the PlayStation division, but it's unclear what it actually does. Kill us now.

Look! A dongle

Some good investigative work by DualShockers hypothesises that it could be some kind of PlayStation 4 controller adapter for PCs. The site surmises that the product code is similar to that used for the DualShock 4, while the radio specifications of the adapter match Bluetooth. It's possible, we suppose.

After all, the PS4's controller has become a popular choice for PC gamers – but it's not yet officially supported by the platform holder. A dongle and official drivers could help propel sales of the peripheral that little bit further, and while it's not in the company's interests to support the PC, it makes pure profit on accessories anyway.

[source fccid.io, via dualshockers.com]