Today Sony revealed the new PlayStation 5 controller on PlayStation Blog, which they are now calling DualSense. The iconic Dualshock name is now removed from the new controller. Sony says that the Dualsense will “bring a sense of touch to PS5 gameplay.”
DualSense was shown with a two-tone design instead of a traditional all-black look for the base PlayStation controllers. (I can’t wait for the different color combinations) Sony has also moved the light bar from the back of the DualShock 4 to the border of the touchpad, “giving it a slightly larger look and feel.”
DualSense also has a built-in microphone so players can chat with their friends without needing a headset. Sony does recommend for long chatting to use a headset. The share button that was introduced on the Dualshock 4 is no more. A new “Create” button will be taking its place. Sony said that in the coming months we will get more information about this feature. We can also guess that the DualSense has a USB-C charging port based on one of the photos that were shared.
Sony has already teased about haptic feedback and adaptive L2 and R2 triggers details about the controllers in the past. They also suggest that DualSense and the console’s Tempest 3D AudioTech together “will deliver a new feeling of immersion to players.”
PS5 is still on track for a Holiday 2020 release date based on what Sony said. With around 6 months to go, we will know if that will still hold up or not. We will also get more information on the PS5, games, and console design in the upcoming months.
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