Sony still hasn’t unveiled what the PlayStation 5 will really look like, but they decided to surprise the PlayStation community with a first look at the cutting-edge controller for the next-gen console: the DualSense controller; which PlayStation claim will bring the sense of touch to PS5 gameplay.
DualSense Controller New Features
With a lot of positive reviews garnered by the DualShock 4 wireless controller, Sony said it has built upon that success in developing the new DualSense controller which comes with huge changes and a lot of amazing functions.
According to the official statement by Sony’s PlayStation in a blog post, it claimed that Sony adopted the haptic feedback which adds a variety of powerful sensation that you feel when you play, such as the slow grittiness of driving a car through mud.
The DualSense controller also comes with adaptive triggers incorporated into the L2 and R2 buttons of the DualSense which according to PlayStation will help you feel the tension of your actions, like when drawing a bow to shoot an arrow.
PlayStation claimed that a wide range of gamers with a variety of hand sizes have tested the DualSense and this has helped to develop a controller with a great level of comfort and helped achieve the desired comfort level.
“Our goal with DualSense is to give gamers the feeling of being transported into the game world as soon as they open the box. We want gamers to feel like the controller is an extension of themselves when they’re playing – so much so that they forget that it’s even in their hands!”, the PlayStation team wrote.
There’s also the built-in microphone feature on the DualSense that will enable players to chat easily with friends without the need of a headset.
The share button that is on the DualShock 4 has been replaced with a new button which PlayStation tags the “create” button. PlayStation claims that with the Create button, they are creating new ways for players to create epic gameplay content to enjoy for themselves or share with the world.
Talking about the colors of the DualSense, “Traditionally our base controllers have a single color. As you can see, we went a different direction this time around, and decided on a two-toned design.
Additionally, we changed the position of the light bar that will give it an extra pop. On DualShock 4, it sat on the top of the controller; now it sits at each side of the touchpad, giving it a slightly larger look and feel,” the PlayStation team said.
The PS5 is scheduled for release around the holiday season 2020. And although the price has not been officially announced, it reportedly cost around $460 to manufacture one.