The PlayStation 5 controller was revealed today in a PlayStation Blog post, sporting black and white look and a new name: the DualSense. While most of us figured it would be called the DualShock 5, Sony decided to take a different approach with the name as it will bring a “sense of touch to PS5 gameplay.”
This isn’t just because the touchpad is back, but also because the DaulSense will feature haptic feedback and adaptive triggers which aim to provide players with more immersive experiences while playing. The triggers and grips have been slightly adjusted from the DualShock 4 and the Share button has been replaced with the “Create” button. Sony hasn’t yet specified the features this button will bring, but safe to say the Share button features will be among them. Sony also promises that the battery life will be longer on the DualSense than the DualShock 4, even if the former still has a light bar, albeit one that doesn’t take up the entire back of the controller, which is instead replaced by a USB C charging port.
And if you want to chat with friends via online play, you won’t be required to have a headset, as the DualSense has a built-in mic. As for the two-toned color scheme, only black and white are the confirmed colors so far. Whether there will be other color options at launch remains to be seen.
Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan had this to say:
“DualSense 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 set to launch this Holiday Season.