For all the dedicated gamers out there, Sony has some amazing news as it gives us a first look at the new DualSense PS5 controller. After the much-hyped PS5 that is expected to launch further in the upcoming months, we can look at what Sony has in store for the gamers. Sony has also claimed that the “features of DualShock” and “PS5’s tempest 3D AudioTech” are going to give the players a more immersive game experience.
In recent years when sony launched the DualShock 4 controller in 2013, it was known to be the best PlayStation controller so far. It got a lot of positive feedback from gamers and developers. But there was some doubt as after launching the new share button on the PS4, “How can they build upon the Success?”.
Sense of touch
This feature introduced in the new PS5 controller is the most highlighted above all. Sony mentioned that they “decided to keep much of what gamers love about DualShock 4 intact, while also adding new functionality and refining the design”. They said the sense of touch hasn’t been a “big focus” on most of the games. Along with the PS5, the players get the ability to “heighten the immersion” through the new controller.
The adoptive haptic feedback that adds powerful sensations like while you engage in the game like “slow grittiness of a car while moving through the mud”. The tensions of your actions like “drawing a bow to shoot” can be felt by adaptive triggers incorporated in the L1 and L2 buttons.
Design and Battery
The build was a challenge as they had to maintain the reputation of the traditional PS4 controller and its popularity along with the new features to add. The adaptive triggers were a challenge for the designing team to not make the controller look and feel bulky. There was also a challenge to make the controller feel smaller than it actually it. The result is what’s visible to all of us i.e. one of the masterpieces with the perfect placement of the triggers and upgraded grip of the PS5 controller.
Sony claims they have worked on “maintaining a strong battery life” for their controller and reducing its weight as much as possible due to the new features that were added.
In the older versions of PS controllers, there was only a base color. This time they decided to make it a two-toned skin for a whole new experience.
Also compared to the DualShock 4 controller, where the lightbar was on top, now it sits on the sides of the touchpad for an extra hit out of the box making it slightly larger then it is.
The noticeable “Share” button as seen in the DualShock 4 is now removed by the company. Instead, now you will get a “Create” button which is engineered with new ways for sharing your best gameplays to the online world or just enjoy it for yourself.
The company says we will be provided with more information once we get closer to the launch.
DualSense also comes with a pre-built microphone to engage in conversations without the need for headphones.
To sum up, the controller has gone through several attempts of designing, trial, and testing by gamers with different grip sizes to make it is perfect and comfortable for everyone using it. They wanted the controller to extend the person’s view and feel while even feeling the controller is in their hands.
According to the Playstation Blog, the product has already been shipped out to the developers for testing in various games to give the proper feedback but they wanted to reveal its first look to the community. It’s not far we will soon gonna get a lot of reviews from the developers as soon as they get their hands on to it.
Here’s a message from the SIE President & CEO Jim Ryan to the community:
“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.”