Out of nowhere, Sony hast just announced the PlayStation 5 controller and it’s called ‘DualSense’. It’s definitely the biggest departure from its line of controllers yet. The controller has a two tone white/black finish, which is definitely a pretty big difference from the all-black controllers that Sony has been known for in recent times.
The name comes from the fact that you’ll now feel more as you play. The controller has haptic feedback (better and more intense vibration) and adaptive triggers, so for instance, in a racing game, you’ll feel your car sliding through the mud or be able to feel your bow and arrow being pulled back in a game.
The controller will feel smaller in the hands, have differently angled triggers and there’s some changes to the grip. The controller will also weigh less than the DualShock 4.
The DualSense controller no longer has a Share button with the button now being called a ‘Create’ button. Sony didn’t say much about this, but will detail as we get closer to the PS5 launch.
One of the coolest features is the fact that it has a built-in microphone, so if you want to quickly chat with friends before grabbing your headset, you’ll be able to do so. The light bar has also been moved so that it is more visible across the controller. The controller also has USB C, which is different from the DualShock 4.
Here’s what the president of Sony had to say about the controller:
We are thrilled about sharing the final look of the DualSense controller with our fans, and we can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on it! I’d like to close with a message from SIE President & CEO Jim Ryan to the community:
“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.”