Quite suddenly, Sony revealed on its blog a new wireless PS5 controller called DualSense. As you can see, the single-color design was abandoned and now the gamepad looks more futuristic. Of course, stylish design is not the most interesting part.
PlayStation engineers are quite serious about your tactile sensations this time. Now the L2 and R2 triggers recognize the force of pressure. For example, gamers will be able to feel the bowstring tension when shooting a bow and arrow. I can already imagine mad QTE events or intense gunfights in The Last of Us.
Also, the gamepad has a built-in microphone array for more convenient communication with friends. But PlayStation emphasizes that “if you are planning to chat for a longer period, it’s good to have that headset handy.” The company also noted that it seriously approached the issue of ergonomics, making the controller comfortable for hands of all sizes.
The “Share” button was replaced with a “Create” button: this is a new feature with extended functionality compared to Share. However, the company will reveal more details closer to the release date.
Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan shared the following statement on the PS blog:
“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.”