With the PS5 coming later this year, Sony has been slowly revealing more information about its upcoming console, including the new DualSense controller.
Sony just recently announced more details about their PS5 last month during a deep dive talk. You can find out more about the PS5’s specs here.
Jim Ryan, President & CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment said in a statement, “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. To the PlayStation community, I truly want to thank you for sharing this exciting journey with us as we head toward PS5’s launch in Holiday 2020. We look forward to sharing more information about PS5, including the console design, in the coming months.”
While it doesn’t have the DualShock name, the DualSense wireless controller is an evolution of past Sony controllers. Sony has gone for a two-toned design with a black and white colour scheme.
The PlayStation logo is in the bottom centre of the controller and the left side features a D-Pad, while the right has the signature, ,, , buttons.
The Share button that was featured on the DualShock 4 has been replaced by a “Create” button that lets gamers capture gameplay to be shared online.
The L2 and R2 buttons on the back now have adaptive triggers, so you can actually feel the tension of your actions like drawing a bow and arrow.
The touchpad on the DualSense is now larger than the one on the DualShock 4 and the lightbar wraps around it. The bottom of the controller has a slight grip texture.
The DualSense has a built-in rechargeable battery but Sony didn’t mention how long the battery life is. At least you will be able to charge the new controller using USB-C.
Another feature of the DualSense controller is the built-in microphone array, so you can use it for chatting with friends online without a headset.
Sony hasn’t announced how much the DualSense controller will be at launch but it will be bundled with the PS5.
We’ll find out more about the actual PS5 console in the coming months.
Sony says the PS5 is set for a Holiday 2020 release date to go up against the Xbox Series X.