NEWEST PS5 CONTROLLER REVEALED!
Yes, it couldn’t be better. The new, redesigned PlayStation 5 controller, dubbed the DualSense (not DualShock) has been revealed by Sony! Yasss! It will launch alongside the PS5 console before Christmas 2020, around October or a little later. – But before you keep reading, you must play this song.
Look & Feel:
The new, wireless (apparently) controller will have a two-tone color scheme design; the light bar has repositioned and the PS face buttons are now monochrome. The DualSense charges via USB-C and appears to feature a microphone mute button beneath the PlayStation logo/home button. Overall, the controller is supposed to feel smaller than it looks, and the angle of the hand triggers has been changed. The black-and-white design will most likely spread to the PS5 console, too.
BTW, the PS5 will still feature a built-in 3.5 mm headphone jack to plug in your own headphones and headsets (Thank the Lord! Not like those idiots at Apple making us purchase like fifty different adapters!), per Toshimasa Aoki, director of product management at Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Among the features revealed is the haptic feedback which brings the sense of touch; this will be replacing the DualShock 4’s rumble technology.
The rumble technology of the PS4 controller vibrated intensely in specific in-game situations, but that was about it. The new haptic feedback of the DualSense for PS5 simulates touch; it is designed to add sensations, which means the vibrations or movements will simulate a real-life touch experience for complete immersion. (Can I use it to watch porn? lol). Hideaki Nishino, senior vice president of platform planning/management at Sony Interactive Entertainment, said the DualSense’s haptic feedback adds “a variety of powerful sensations you’ll feel when you play, such as the slow grittiness of driving a car through mud.”
The Share button is gone, but not its functions, which were absorbed by the new Create Button. Nishino explained that Sony built upon the Share feature with this Create Button, “With Create, we’re once again pioneering new ways for players to create epic gameplay content to share with the world, or just to enjoy for themselves,” Nishino said.
The PS5 controller will also feature adaptive triggers which have “been incorporated into the trigger buttons (L2/R2)” according to Sony. The adaptive triggers allow developers to program trigger resistance in order to simulate actions better. “We also incorporated adaptive triggers into the L2 and R2 buttons of DualSense so you can truly feel the tension of your actions, like when drawing a bow to shoot an arrow,” said Nishino. Please send a beer to this guy!
Built-in Mike Array
The DualSense also brings a built-in microphone array to the table, “which will enable players to easily chat with friends without a headset — ideal for jumping into a quick conversation. But of course, if you are planning to chat for a longer period, it’s good to have that headset handy,” said Nishino. Headsets work better with non-stop swearing… btw… just saying.
The new controller is now being shipped in its final design to developers implementing these new features into their games.
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