Sneak Peak: The new-era Playstation 5 controller

Sony revealed the new PS5 controller which is the DualSense, sharing the first images of the design and all the new features it will include which is intended to be launched with the PS5 just before Christmas this year.

The controller looks completely different when compared with previous designs. In fact, as Sony themselves stated they tried to develop the best PlayStation controller yet including all the previous positive features and introducing new ones to maximize user experience. 

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The new PS5 Controller - DualSense

Design

The DualSense main colour scheme will be two-tone, black-and-white and have the same colour on the face buttons. The traditional Triangle, Circle, Square and Cross are still there. Not much is revealed from the controller's back which can still feature some other cool new features. 

New Features

  • Adaptive shoulder button triggers with haptic feedback. 
  • Built-in microphone so you can talk without having to wear a headset.
  • A new 'Create' button that replaces the PS4 Share button.
  • An LED Light Bar the surrounding of the touchpad.
  • Increased Battery Life
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The new PS5 Controller - DualSense

Rumoured New Features

  • Heart rate and sweat sensors - According to some websites, the PS5 controller will be able to use biometric feedback to monitor players' heart rate and sweat levels and then adjust gameplay based on its findings. 
  • Wireless charging - Sony could opt for wireless charging capabilities and could make them available separately and at a later date from launch, keeping this capability separate in order to keep the price of the console lower.

Price

The predicted price for DualSense PS5 controller is that of around €65 / $70 / £60 which is a little bit more expensive when compared to the PS4 controller retailing for around €45 / $50 / £40 but again this is just a prediction from various websites based on the released features up till now.

Floriana FC Michael Owen Mizu Micallef at Match Day 2
The new PS5 Controller - DualSense

A full list of specs for the DualSense PS5 controller is yet to come but one thing is for sure that Sony gave us quite a good teaser of what to expect this coming Christmas.

Posted by Kurt Aquilina on 9th April 2020, 11:52

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