Sony hasn’t revealed anything new about the PlayStation 5 since their Deep Dive Event with Mark Cerny. That whole presentation in itself wasn’t received well from the majority of the gaming community for a variety of reasons.
With the PR they received from that, you figured they would announce or reveal something to make people talk about something else besides that presentation. They did just that with their reveal of the DualSense, the new controller for the PlayStation 5.
The first difference we can see is the change from the usual DualShock name for PlayStation Controllers to DualSense. The design of the Controller is definitely a lot more bulkier than that of the DualShock 4. The color scheme is different than what we usually expect out of most controllers these days, it’s a two-toned design of white and black replacing the usual black design, but there will definitely be different color schemes for the DualSense somewhere down the line after the PlayStation 5 releases.
Now let’s look at some of the features that for the Controller itself.
- Haptic Feedback that gives sensations of touch within gameplay
- Adaptive Triggers
- The “Share” button will be expanded upon by the “Create” button that will create gameplay content and then share it
- The Usual Rechargeable Battery with a stronger Battery life
- Built-in Microphone
SIE President & CEO, Jim Ryan Released a Statement in a PlayStation Blog post giving his thoughts on the DualSense.
SIE President & CEO, Jim RyanDualSense 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.
The PlayStation 5 is still set for release in Holiday 2020, but with this COVID-19 pandemic still here who knows whether or not that will change throughout the year.