Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed new details about the PlayStation 5 today by unveiling the DualSense control in its final form.
The features of the DualSense includes S5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech, which aims to deliver a better sense of immersion to players. In fact, the entire controller seems to be aimed at allowing players to interact with the virtual worlds within PS5 games.
The DualSense is modeled after the DualShock 4, with a few differences. The controller has adopted haptic feedback, which allows players to feel various sensations while they are playing. Elements like the slowness of driving a car through the mud will give feedback to the player’s fingertips. Additionally, this has been implemented into the L2 and R2 buttons of the DualSense to replicate the feeling of drawing a bow to shoot an arrow.
The angle of the hand triggers has been changed, and there have been updates to the controller’s grip. The team also found a way to maintain long battery life by lessening the weight of the controller as much as possible as new features were added.
The controller does away with the “Share” button, to replace it with a “Create” button. This will allow players to create and share in-game moments with their community and themselves. The controller also features a built-in mic without the need for a headset.
The touchpad returns with the light bar implemented into the sides of the controller. Furthermore, each of the controller’s color pallets will have a two-toned design.
“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.” said Jim Ryan, President & CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment
You can check out some images of the DualSense below:
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