Now, this was a pleasant surprise, Sony has unveiled the PlayStation 5’s new DualSense controller. While this is an epic moment, some gamers can’t help but compare it to the competitions sticks.
Okay, we get it’s not the PS5 console, but this is a start, and based on the DualSense’s two-tone color scheme, it’s a safe bet to assume the new console will be sporting the same look. Sony revealed in its blog that this is the final design that is being shipped to developers to incorporate the DualSense’s new features into their games.
Now for the million-dollar question, what’s new? While keeping what PS4 lovers enjoyed most about the DualShock 4, Sony built on that by introducing DualSense paired with the PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech, which “will deliver a new feeling of immersion to players.” Also, there is no more share button. Now before you lose your mind, don’t worry, Sony isn’t crazy to get rid of the feature the company introduced to the world. Instead, it will be called a “create button,” and that’s all we know about it, but we are very intrigued.
Another amazing new feature Sony announced the DualSense 5 will have is a built-in microphone array that will allow players to “easily chat with friends without a headset – ideal for jumping into a quick conversation.” For longer conversations, Sony does recommend you use a headset, but that is still a gamechanger.
Sony also incorporated adaptive triggers into the controller’s L2 and R2 buttons of DualSense that will allow players to truly feel the tension of their actions like pulling the string on a bow. As for the look, Sony opted to go for a two-tone look for the first time abandoning the usual solid color scheme we have grown familiar with. The light bar has been moved from its location at the top of the controller and now has been placed on each side of the touchpad.
The DualSense is a very sleek looking controller, but some video game enthusiasts couldn’t help but notice that it does resemble a possible Xbox Controller. We are pleased with what we see, we can’t wait to actually get one in our hands. Besides, gamers are insanely hard to please. The only thing left for Sony to show us now is the console, we are still waiting patiently for that.
For now, you can peep the reactions to the controller in the gallery below.
Photo: Sony / PlayStation 5
Looks like if an Xbox controller became a cyborg assassin. Love it. And hate it. Neat functionality. https://t.co/v3lZmowXzy— Gothalion (@Gothalion) April 7, 2020
The PlayStation 5 controller looks like the cross between an Xbox controller and a pair of basketball shoes.— Liz Katz (@LizKatzOfficial) April 7, 2020
Horrendous. Xbox controller has always been miles clear. https://t.co/PwbGmgcKf8— Ahead of the Curve (@mediocentr0) April 7, 2020
Looks like a dollar store xbox controller knock off— Matt ⚜️🎃 (@mlc22_) April 7, 2020
What do you guys think of the PS5 Controller? I'm loving that they're moving a bit more in the direction of the Xbox controller shape while keeping the inline sticks. https://t.co/BEJVcEfs6o— Xclusive Ace (@TheXclusiveAce) April 7, 2020
Look like a generic Xbox controller! 😂🤣— BUTLER (@BUTLERxCLEx) April 7, 2020
Wait....people love the design of the Xbox controller but hate this 😂— Jacob (@Tribefan6923) April 7, 2020
Color scheme trying to trick your eyes into not seeing that it's shaped like a Xbox controller https://t.co/YfsUuR828r— Pit 🌮 (@thepit2121) April 7, 2020
Timeline is divided on the PS5 controller lol. Either way, it’s cool that they finally left the Dualshock form factor. Major opportunity to actually make something on par with Xbox controller and Switch Pro Controller.— Jiikae (@Jiikae) April 7, 2020