Sony has been keeping many aspects of the PlayStation5 under wraps these days but now fans know what they will be holding once the console is released as the company has revealed their brand new “DualSense” controller for the console. This marks the first step away from the DualShock name since it was introduced during the original PlayStation era. In a statement from the reveal Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan stated that the “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 company has implemented “haptic feedback” and incorporated adaptive triggers into the L2 and R2 buttons of the controller to help add tension to the player’s actions. To fit with these new features the controller will feature a stronger battery while still offering a lightweight feel. It is also worth noting that the “Share” button has been modified to simply be a “Create” button that will be detailed more in the future as well as the inclusion of a built-in microphone that can allow for players to easily talk with others without a headset though it is stated this is best used for “quick conversation.”
Sony has still not priced nor given an exact release date for the PlayStation 5 but the company did state in the announcement that they are aiming to have the console launched during the holiday season in 2020.