To tease fans for the upcoming PlayStation 5, Sony released images and details of the new controller, DualSense.
It features more rounded edges and a two-tone color scheme with black and white. The Share button from the PS4 didn’t live long and is now replaced with “Create”. There’s now microphone, which effectively makes voice chat somewhat convenient in online games. Also, USB type C.
Haptic feedback has replaced standard rumble technology. According to Sony this will improve immersion. Haptic feedback was also applied on the L2 and R2, called “Adaptive triggers,” adjusting the buttons’ resistances from presses. What this means, is if player pull a bow, they will “feel” the tension of how much or how little you’re pulling.
The classic PlayStation logo you see below the touchpad is actually the PS Button. And speaking of the touchpad, it is now flanked by the light bars.
Sony retained most of the features and look from the DualShock 4. This includes the classic D-Pad on the left and the Square-Triangle-Circle-X buttons on the right, and the two analog sticks below them, unlike what most controller designs are quite fond with these days.
Sony said there will be more color schemes in the future and will announce more details soon. The PS5 is slated for a release later this year.