Sony Takes The Covers Off Its PlayStation 5 Controller

Sony Takes The Covers Off Its PlayStation 5 Controller

In the lead up to the hotly-anticipated PS5 release later this year, Sony has unveiled the final designs of its new DualSense™ wireless PlayStation 5 controller.

The kit is entering its penultimate stage of internal development, but it’s unlikely its aesthetic will differ from what Sony has officially shared this morning.

Sony Takes The Covers Off Its PlayStation 5 Controller

Sony confirmed in a statement that the new features of DualSense, along with the PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech, will deliver a new feeling of immersion to players.

“Based on our discussions with developers, we concluded that the sense of touch within gameplay, much like audio, hasn’t been a big focus for many games.

“This is why we’ve adopted haptic feedback, which adds a variety of powerful sensations you’ll feel when you play, such as the slow grittiness of driving a car through the mud. We also incorporated adaptive triggers into the L2 and R2 buttons of DualSense so you can truly feel the tension of your actions, like when drawing a bow to shoot an arrow.”

PlayStation 5 Controller

The “Share” button that you’d familiar with from the DualShock 4 has also been replaced by the ‘Create’ button on the new PlayStation 5 controller. It’ll serve largely the same purpose, but the added benefits of the option have yet to be fully disclosed.

The PS5’s DualSense™ wireless controller also adds a built-in microphone array, which will enable players to easily chat with friends without a headset – ideal for jumping into a quick conversation.

“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!”

Read more about six key features of the PlayStation 5 as revealed by Sony’s CEO at CES earlier this year.

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