Without warning, and only an hour before Microsoft spoke with the Inside Xbox, Sony and PlayStation unveiled the new controller for the PS5. Here is the DualSense, the new controller that we will discover at the end of the year with the new PlayStation 5 console. When the PS4 was released in 2013, the console was accompanied by the DualShock 4, a controller considered to be the best of the story of PlayStation by players and developers. So how do you get an even better controller? Here is Sony's response.
Goodbye DualShock, hello DualSense
So yes, at first glance, this is surprising. A two-color controller, we forget the colors "blue", "purple", red "and" green "of the action buttons. A disappearing light bar. In short, it makes a difference. However, PlayStation announces that there have been no major physical changes to this controller. However, Sony has focused on more interesting things related to gameplay. The PS5 makes it possible to innovate on many points.
At first, this new controller adopts haptic feedback, which adds a variety of powerful sensations that you will feel when you play. Sony gives some examples of this technology, telling us that it can affect how slow gravitation is when driving a car in mud. As announced many months ago, this new PS5 controller incorporates adaptive triggers in the L2 and R2 buttons of the DualSense so that you can really feel the tension of your actions, like when you draw the string of a bow to shoot an arrow.
Sony claims that making this controller was a real challenge to combine the new design with the new technical characteristics. We learn that the designers were able to draw the lines of the appearance and the external feel of the controller, with the challenge of making it smaller than it looks.
This new DualSense offers a battery which should offer a very good autonomy. We can see that this controller no longer offers the "Share" button. For that, don't worry, Sony has just transformed and improved this functionality. Indeed, we now have the "create" button. With this "create" function, Sony claims to be at the forefront of a new way of creating and sharing their content. However, you will have to be a little patient to find out more about this feature as you approach the launch of the console.
The DualSense of PlayStation 5 also offers a built-in microphone allowing players to communicate and chat without a headset. Although Sony specifies, that for long sessions of gameplay it will be better to have a helmet!
Regarding color, which of course is the first thing that strikes us. What does Sony tell us? Not much, if only yes, this time the firm opts for a two-color controller. Sony explains that they have moved the light bar on top of the controller around the pad to give a slightly larger look and feel.
Sony announces at the same time that they have gone through several concepts and hundreds of models in recent years before settling on this final design. We also learn that this controller has gone through a wide choice of players with a variety of hand sizes, so that developers at Sony can reach the optimal level of comfort, with great ergonomics. Sony’s goal is for players to feel directly in their games as soon as they turn on their PS5. Let this DualSense controller be an extension of the players to give them new and unique gaming experiences.
“DualSense marks a radical change from our previous controller offerings and shows how confident we are to take a generational leap with PS5. The new controller, along with the many innovative features of the PS5, will be transformative for gaming – continuing our mission on PlayStation to push the limits of the game now and into the future. To the PlayStation community, I really want to thank you for sharing this exciting journey with us as we head towards the launch of the PS5 at the end of 2020. We look forward to sharing more information on the PS5, including the design of the console, in the coming months. "
-Jim Ryan, President and CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment
Case to follow therefore, but Jim Ryan, president and CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment announces once again that the PS5 is still expected for the end of 2020. We are now looking forward to discover the next speaking times of the firm.