Instead of giving eager fans a glimpse of the design of the upcoming next-generation game console like Microsoft did, Sony offered fans a deep dive into its specifications. That was last month. While may not have a confirm look of the PS5, we now know how the accompanying game controller will look like.
Sony has revealed the new PlayStation 5 controller and nope, it isn’t called DualShock 4. It is called DualSense. The design is a radical departure from the DualShock 4 and looks somewhat Xbox-ish. Or at least that looks it to me.
There’s a bunch of new developments with the new controller. First, there’s haptic feedback with variety of sensations to replicate in-game situations like slow grittiness of driving a car through mud and then there’s adaptive triggers in L2 and R2 buttons that lets you feel the tension of actions like, say, drawing a bow.
The angle of the hand triggers are changed too, along with subtle updates to the grip. Overall it should be even more ergonomic over its predecessor in relation to the new features that has been added. Another change is the position of the light bar. It is now on each side of the touchpad for “that extra pop.”
With the DualSense, “Share” button is gone. In its place is “Create” button which basically does the same, but Sony said it will provide more detail on this close to launch. Sony promised to maintain a strong battery life with the new controller while not increasing the weight, but offers no more detail on this respect.
Finally, the DualSense will get built-in microphone array for chat with friends without a headset and rounding up with new two-tone color design. Those are we know of the DualSense for now. Sony PlayStation 5 is expected to launch in Holiday 2020.