No one knows what the PlayStation 5 or its console does look like yet, but we at least know about its controller. The next PS5’s gamepad is named the DualSense and much as it looks similar to the previous DualShock models, there are quite a number of visible changes.
In a blogpost, PlayStation details that the new controller has an updated “haptic feedback” suite, offering a greater range of rumble sensitivity and placement than most gamepads offer. One specific DualSense rumbling advantage over the other gamepads is “Adaptive” rumbling feedback.
“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.”
It is also speculated that the controller’s charging port is a USB Type-C connector, though it is unclear whether this will enable faster battery charging in the future or whether the DualSense’s internal battery will be any bigger than what the DualShock 4 offered.
The DualSense also has a new bold two-toned design, a first for a launch PlayStation gamepad. The first revealed model of the controller sports a white controller with black accents, along with a tiny array of blue LEDs peeking through a newly arranged light bar.
Reviews note that the recent DualShock 4’s light placement was set in line with the PlayStation Eye camera, which tracks the controller’s location via RGB sensing of its lights. The DualSense does not include this LED block transmitting in the direction of a camera, and it could be that any new PlayStation VR headset will use a totally different sensing system.
Otherwise, every button, joystick, and basic concept from the DualShock 4 have been re-enacted and modified, with the “share” button now rebranded to the “create” button.
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