On April 7, 2020, PlayStation finally unveiled DualSense, the wireless controller for PS5.
Integrating parts from Ps4’s Dualshock with new and innovative controller features, DualSense promises to deliver a more immersive experience to the gaming community.
Having received positive feedbacks from the gaming community when DualShock was released in 2013, PlayStation developers decided to build upon certain elements of DualShock such as the central touchpad and the share button, and add in unique features like haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and a built-in mic.
“Based on our discussions with developers, we concluded that the sense of touch within gameplay, much like audio, hasn’t been a big focus for many games. We had a great opportunity with PS5 to innovate by offering game creators the ability to explore how they can heighten that feeling of immersion through our new controller,” PlayStation said in their announcement posted in their offical blog site.
One of DualShock’s elements retained is the Share button, which will now be called “Create” button. This will allow players to share their gaming experience to the world. DualSense also features a built-in microphone, allowing players to chat without having to insert a headset, and a USB-C charging port.
A new element called the haptic feedback will let players experience a wider selection of sensations, including “ the slow grittiness of driving a car through mud.”
“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,” said Jim Ryan, President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
We have yet to see the entire PlayStation 5 look, but based on DualSense’s appearance, we might be expecting something different from PS4’s black design. We hope there’ll be more suprises to come soon.
What do you think about DualSense?