Introducing DualSense, The New PlayStation 5 Controller

Sony has released their latest rendition of the PlayStation controller for the upcoming PlayStation 5. Sony is calling the new controller the DualSense. With the announcement popping up on the PlayStation blog, developer wanted to “keep much of what gamers love about DualShock 4 intact, while also adding new functionality and refining the design.”

PlayStation 5 DualSense controller

As we reported last year, one of the main focuses of developers working on the new PS5 controller has been haptic feedback. That means that instead of the controller simply vibrating at certain interactions, the complexity of the vibrations are more prevalent. Also new to the mechanics of the new PlayStation 5 controller are adaptive triggers on the L2 and R2 buttons. This will add the feeling of tension with certain interactions such as shooting a bow. The immersion level should be increased with these new additions and will undoubtedly add to the experience of lots of different games.

And the inner components of the controller aren’t the only thing that have changed. The aesthetics have changed slightly on the new PlayStation 5 controller. The angle of the hand triggers has changed as well as some subtle changes to the grip of the controller. There will no longer be a “Share” button, but don’t worry, its not going anywhere. Instead the “Share” button is being replaced with the “Create” button. According to the blog post, the new feature is designed to create content. From the sound of it, it seems like a beefed up version of the “Share” feature.

One of the most interesting new features is an onboard microphone. Meaning that you don’t have to necessarily have a headset to talk to your fellow teammates. Although it may be best to still use a full blown headset, the onboard microphone does make it nice to have a backup plan.

As more information develops regarding the PlayStation 5 we will be sure to update you with the latest.

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