Sony has revealed its PlayStation 5 game controller. The new DualSense features adaptive trigger buttons and haptic feedback that "will deliver a new feeling of immersion to players".
PS5 game controller
Sony's new game controller for PlayStation 5 is very white, or more specifically it has a two-toned design, the company said. You will also notice that the four action buttons are colorless. It is called DualSense.
- "The features of DualSense, along with PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech, will deliver a new feeling of immersion to players," said Hideaki Nishino, SVP of Planning & Management.
The biggest innovations in DualSense are, according to Sony, adaptive trigger buttons and haptic feedback.
- "This is why we adopted haptic feedback, which adds a variety of powerful sensations you’ll feel when you play, such as the slow grittiness of driving a car through mud. We also incorporated adaptive triggers into the L2 and R2 buttons of DualSense so you can truly feel the tension of your actions, like when drawing a bow to shoot an arrow," explained Hideaki Nishino, and added. "In the end, we changed the angle of the hand triggers and also made some subtle updates to the grip."
The company confirms that DualSense will have a rechargeable battery and "strong battery life". The 'Share' button will be replaced by a 'Create' button. The controller also has a built-in microphone array that lets players chat with friends without a headset.
The overall form, however, is intact and with two analog sticks, directional buttons, action buttons and shoulder/trigger buttons, Sony and Microsoft are both adhering to a concept that has been perfected over the last few console generations. Microsoft unveiled its new game controller for Xbox Series X in December 2019.
- "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," said Jim Ryan, CEO, Sony IE.
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Sony said that it will reveal the console design in the coming months. PS5 will launch in late 2020.