Meet the new PS5 controller, the “DualSense”
After Sony’s less than stellar PS5 presentation last month, which was basically just boring technical jargon being thrown at the audience, many gamers awaiting news on Sony’s next big console were left very disappointed. As it was very clear that this was supposed to be the planned GDC (Game Developers Conference) panel that was for some reason marketed as a big PS5 reveal to the public after that event’s cancellation. Today however Sony has revealed their first big piece of real news on the PS5, by revealing the new controller for the console dubbed the “DualSense” which has some stark differences from the PS4’s DualShock 4. Here are the bullet points of what you need to know.
- Haptic feedback
- Adaptive triggers into the L2 and R2 buttons
- Angle of the hand triggers changed for subtle changes to grip
- Supposedly stronger battery life for the rechargeable battery
- Weight of controller has been decreased
- “Share” button replaced with “Create” button. More information will be given closer to launch.
- Built in microphone array for chatting without a headset
- New two toned color scheme
- Position of lightbar changed from top of controller to side of touch pad
You can find the full press release from Sony on the PlayStation blog here. It is interesting to note that Sony has decided to release this information now, as rumors of failing PS5 hardware have been steadily increasing. While none of this information is verified, the frequency of similar reports popping up has increased in recent weeks. Despite the fact that this new controller seems to be touting new sensory tech, nothing beyond confirmation of haptic feedback and adaptive triggers has been given. It is a safe assumption that more sensory tech features will be revealed as we move closer to the PS5’s as of yet unknown launch date. As soon as more information on the PS5 or the DualSense is given we will be sure to let you know.