Sony has officially shown off the DualSense, the companion controller for the PlayStation 5.
In a post from the PlayStation Blog, Sony outlined the design and feature set of the new DualSense. The controller has a wider and more concave design to it this generation. Additionally, the controller is featured in a two-toned white and black.
Sony made sure to outline a few of the controller’s defining features with promises to take a deeper look in the future. For now, the company outlined that the controller will utilize haptic feedback and adaptive triggers for the L2 and R2 buttons. The DualSense will also make use of USB-C chargers and allow for longer battery life.
The DualSense will house its own internal microphone array, allowing players to chat without needing a headset. Sony has also replaced the Share button with a new ‘Create’ button, which will allow “players to create epic gameplay content to share with the world, or just to enjoy for themselves.”
On top of the new features, the DualSense will be keeping a few traits from the DualShock 4. The touchpad and lightbar are making a return this generation. The lightbar has moved from the back of the controller and instead sits on either side of the touchpad.
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