Sony has been teasing the upcoming Play Station 5 for quite some time now. First, they gave us a sneak peek of the new logo. Now they have unveiled the controller for PS5. Sony named it ‘DualSense’ which is a slight change from the name of previous version ‘DualShock’. Sony has revealed that the controller has begun shipping to the developers so that they can implement its features into their games.
The blog post from Sony also hinted on some of the features expected in the new DualSense controller. It will have haptic feedback to help you feel in-game movements without losing the intensity. The L2 and R2 buttons house adaptive triggers improving the immersive experience. And will help the player feel the rising tension.
Sony opts for a cone-like shape for the grips to help feel the controller is smaller than it is and to improve the in-hand feel. The controller will have a replaceable battery which the upcoming Xbox Series X seems to adopt as well.
The new controller will have a ‘Create’ button replacing the ‘Share’ button in the previous generation. As of now, it is not clear what this button will do but expect more details to be revealed soon. Additionally, Sony included a built-in microphone in the controller allowing users to chat with friends in real-time. We have to wait and see whether this mic will pick the sound of button presses as well and become a hindrance.
Now the light bar has been moved to either side of the trackpad from the front side. The new controller now sports a new Dual-tone black and white design which does look attractive.
One can expect Sony to launch the PS5 around the holiday season in America, that is, late-November to New Year. Sony has promised to reveal more about the gaming console in the coming months.