Sony just used their Playstation Blog to reveal Dual Sense 5. The brand new controller which will ship along with the PS5. Here is what we know.
According to the blog, the DualSense will keep “much of what gamers love about DualShock 4 intact, while also adding new functionality and refining the design.” Touch was a big inspiration when designing the DualSense, and haptic feedback is one of the ways this new controller will help bring PS5 games to life.
The new PlayStation 5 DualSense controller will also have adaptive triggers in its L2 and R2 buttons. What that means is that when players use something like a bow and arrow in-game, they’ll feel tension building within the trigger button drawing the bow is associated with. It will add another layer of immersion and seems to be the focal point in the PS5 controller design – giving players a sense of touch within their gaming experience.
DualSense also includes multiple microphones, which enables you to communicate with friends even if you don’t have a headset. Sony is also dropping the “Share” button and replacing it with “Create.” This introduces new ways for players to create and share content from their gameplay.
“Our goal with DualSense is to give gamers the feeling of being transported into the game world as soon as they open the box,” said Nishino. “We want gamers to feel like the controller is an extension of themselves when they’re playing – so much so that they forget that it’s even in their hands.”
But that’s just the spec. The controller does look a lot different from the Dual Shock 4. In fact it looks a lot closer to the OG Xbox 360 controller than it does with the DS4. As for the controller’s color, it is a bit of a non-traditional design as far as PlayStation is concerned. Usually, PlayStation controllers have a single color, but the DualSense has a two-toned design to make it stand apart. Additionally, the position of the light bar, which will be returning, was moved to “give it an extra pop.” Now, the light bar sits on either side of the touch pad, as opposed to the top of the controller.
Sony has been pretty weird in how they have been sharing information about their new console. Interviews with Wired, GDC technical lectures, and now a controller reveal through the PlayStation blog. Its all over the place. What do you guys think, let us know in the comments.