Meet the PS5 controller. . .
For the first time ever, Sony has officially changed the look and name from DualShock. This week, the Japanese-company unveiled their official PlayStation 5 controller; which is now called the DualSense. In the reveal, DualSense is set to add new functionality and a refining design they believe will changing gaming.
Their goal is to make haptic feedback a new way of bringing PS5 games to life, through a variety of sensations you’ll be in area impacts – or rumble. Adaptive triggers were one of the new stand-out features, as they incorporated them into both the L2 and R2 buttons.
They said, “Adaptive triggers will help layers feel the tension of actions, like when drawing a bow to shoot an arrow” – see Uncharted. The share button from DualShock 4 is also gone; but that has been replaced by the create button.
While details on that weren’t revealed for that yet, we can expect more information later this year, when they formally announce the launch for spring 2021. The light-bar from DS4 has also moved from the top to the back of the controller to both sides of the touch-pad.
The controller layout remains the same, along with the D-pad, which has been favorable for fighting games.
Take a look at Sony’s official statement below.
Statement from Sony:
“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.”
The designers of the Xbox controller looking at the new PS5 controller pic.twitter.com/nUNdlYT5gS
— john (@iam_johnw) April 7, 2020