Recently, Sony revealed its specifications list for its upcoming next generation console, the PlayStation 5. And now, Sony has revealed the new controller that will be paired with the PS5, the DualSense Wireless Controller.
Sony has focused quite a bit on the feedback mechanisms that can be offered to the gamer via the controller. They have added a new haptic feedback mechanism that can offer a variety of vibration sensations for different types of scenarios in games. The L2 and R2 buttons too have been fitted with adaptive triggers this time, providing gamers with a variable tension that can be perfect for situations like drawing a bow to shoot an arrow.
The design and ergonomics of the controller also has been tweaked a bit. The curve of the hand grip and angle of the hand triggers have been updated to provide improved ergonomics and feel from the controller. While the PS4 controller introduced a “Share” button, Sony has modified it a bit and has now introduced a “Create” button that will be used to create gameplay content to be shared or viewed later. The controller will also have built-in microphone array for quick voice chats, built-in rechargeable batteries, a two-tone design and an updated light bar position.
Sony has already started shipping these controllers to developers to help create better experiences and will reveal more information to the public soon.
Commenting on the reveal, Jim Ryan, President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment said:
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.