Sony has recently revealed the PS5 DualSense Controller, the gamepad we’ll be using to play the PlayStation 5. Luckily, it features several enhancements that are focused on making using the controller to feel more versatile and convenient. Keep reading to know what this game controller has in store for us.
Among the innovative enhancements are adaptive triggers with haptic feedback, a built-in microphone that will enable you to talk to colleagues without a headset and a ‘Create’ button that substitutes the Share button we had on the PS4.
PS5 DualSense Controller
In addition to those enhancements, Sony announced on the PlayStation Blog that it wanted to substitute the lightbar at the top of the controller with an LED that circles the touchpad, providing the controller a slightly more generous look and taste.
The two-tone pattern is something different for PlayStation’s controllers – never have we noticed a console launch with one in the past (they’ve all been solid black or off-white) and could suggest that the console itself is two-tone as well.
Like the PS4 DualShock Controller, the DualSense will be rechargeable with a built-in battery and Sony is ensuring it’s pulled hard to keep battery life long without adding too much weight to the controller itself.
While Sony has yet to assign to a particular PS5 controller release date, the PS5 DualSense Controller post concludes with a note from president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan that affirms its “Holiday 2020” (November-December) release:
“DualSense marks a radical departure from our previous controller offerings and captures just how strongly we feel about making a generational leap with PS5.”
“The new controller, along with the many innovative features in PS5, will be transformative for games – continuing our mission at PlayStation to push the boundaries of play, now and in the future.”