Sony introduced DualSense, the new PlayStation 5 controller that “brings a sense of touch to the PS5 gameplay. Tell you the first details and features of the new PlayStation 5 controller.
Announced on the PlayStation.Blog, DualSense will preserve much of what gamers love about DualShock 4, while adding new features and design improvements. Touch was a great inspiration for DualSense, and haptic feedback is one way this new controller can help bring PS5 games to life.
Sony notes that the improved feedback will add “a lot of strong feelings that you will feel while playing, like the gentle stiffness of driving in the mud. Adaptive triggers have also been built into the L2 and R2 buttons, which will help players “feel the tension of your actions, for example, when you pull the bow to shoot.
Introducing these new features into the new controller was a challenge for the design team, and they worked closely with the PlayStation hardware engineers to make the controller somehow seem smaller than it could become. The tilt angle of the manual triggers was changed, and some subtle updates were made in the handle. They also thought carefully about how to save the DualSense’s battery life.
“DualSense marks a radical departure from our previous controller offerings and reflects how committed we are to making the leap for a generation with the PS5,” said Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
DualSense still has the Share button that was introduced on DualShock 4. Only now it has a completely different name – “Create. Sony promises more details about this change as we approach the launch of PlayStation 5.
DualSense will also have a built-in set of microphones that will allow players to easily communicate with friends, even for those without a headset.
As for the color of the controller, this is not a traditional design for the PlayStation. Usually the PlayStation controllers have one color, but DualSense has a two-color design. In addition, the position of the light panel, which also remains in the new controller, has only been moved to “give it an extra click”. The light panel is now located on both sides of the touch panel, not on top of the controller.
The PlayStation team went through “several concepts and hundreds of layouts over the last few years” before this final design was achieved. And the new gamepad was tested on gamers with a wide variety of hand sizes to ensure maximum comfort for as many people as possible.