Sony reveals PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller

Sony has unveiled the PlayStation 5’s controller, which is known as the DualSense.

“After thoughtful consideration, we decided to keep much of what gamers love about DualShock 4 intact, while also adding new functionality and refining the design,” Hideaki Nishino, senior vice president of platform planning and management, wrote on the PlayStation Blog.

Joining the previously announced haptic feedback and adaptive triggers is the “Create” button. This new addition replaces the “Share” button found on the DualShock 4 and offers “new ways for players to create epic gameplay content to share with the world, or just to enjoy for themselves.” More information about Create will be shared closer to launch.

The DualSense also introduces a built-in microphone for quickly chatting with friends, a USB-C charging port, a newly positioned light bar, and a two-toned design.

“In all, we went through several concepts and hundreds of mockups over the last few years before we settled on this final design,” Nishino added. “DualSense has been tested by a wide range of gamers with a variety of hand sizes, in order for us to achieve the comfort level we wanted, with great ergonomics. Our goal with DualSense is to give gamers the feeling of being transported into the game world as soon as they open the box.”

“DualSense marks a radical departure from our previous controller offerings and captures just how strongly we feel about making a generational leap with PS5,” Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said. “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.”

PlayStation 5 is scheduled to launch in holiday 2020.

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