Sony have just announced DualSense on their PlayStation.Blog, the new controller for the PS5. In the blog Hideaki Nishino – the Senior VP, Platform Planning and Management – wrote this
“We’ve reached an exciting milestone with PlayStation 5, as we’re starting to ship our new controller in its final design to developers who are implementing its unique features into their games. But first, we wanted everyone in the PlayStation community to get a first look at the DualSense™ wireless controller, and hear our vision for how the new controller will captivate more of your senses as you interact with the virtual worlds in PS5 games. The features of DualSense, along with PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech, will deliver a new feeling of immersion to players.”
Despite saying they’ll be keeping the general design of the DualShock 4, Nishino writes that many players didn’t get much from using the touchpad. So this time around Sony are focussing efforts on haptic feedback. Meaning players will be feeling more sensations from their controllers, like adaptive triggers and being able to feel the “grittiness of driving a car through mud”.
He mentions slight changes to the controllers ergonomic design, and says there is no longer a ‘share button’ – instead opting for a ‘create’ button. Nishino says more will be revealed about this in time. Most notably though the controller will apparently have a built in microphone.
Closing out the blog post came this statement from Sony President and CEO, Jim Ryan:
“DualSense marks a radical departure from our previous controller offerings and captures just how strongly we feel about making a generational leap with PS5. The new controller, along with the many innovative features in PS5, will be transformative for games – continuing our mission at PlayStation to push the boundaries of play, now and in the future. To the PlayStation community, I truly want to thank you for sharing this exciting journey with us as we head toward PS5’s launch in Holiday 2020. We look forward to sharing more information about PS5, including the console design, in the coming months.”
We’ll be hearing more about the DualSense and PS5 in the coming months, keep it locked to Culture of Gaming to learn first.
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