Sony PlayStation has just introduced its new DualSense controller that will be coming through with the PlayStation 5 console. This new controller really is different from the legacy of PlayStation’s DualShock devices and not only in name but in design too. The new wireless controller will focus on utilizing the sense of touch during gameplay moving forward with the newly adopted haptic feedback function. This will allow the controller to react to “a variety of powerful sensations” within any given situation during gameplay. Adaptive triggers have also been implemented to the L2 and R2 buttons for better tension when using the buttons to shoot or draw a weapon. The angle of the controller’s hand triggers and grip has also had some subtle updates to make the DualSense feel smaller. PlayStation also boasts a maintained battery life and lightweight despite the newly added features.
The “Share” button used to take photos, save videos, or begin live broadcasts, has been replaced with a “Create” button, which is a function PlayStation says it will share as more hardware news is announced for the upcoming console. The DualSense also has a built-in microphone ideally for “jumping into a quick conversation.” However, the company advises the use of a headset for longterm discussion.
And finally, PlayStation has dropped its single tone controller colors and introduced a new two-toned black and white design with a repositioned lightbar meant to make the colors pop a little.
A first look at DualSense, PS5’s new wireless controller.