Sony is shaking things up when it comes to PlayStation 5 controllers, leaving the iconic ‘Dualshock’ pseudonym behind in favour of a new gamepad design called the Dualsense. This will act as the official PS5 controller going forward, making various innovations on its PS4 predecessor to help further enhance the gaming experience for next-gen players.
The Dualsense controller is packed full of features never seen in a PlayStation gamepad before. This includes immersive haptic feedback intended to help you feel closer to the game, dynamic adaptive triggers that will respond differently from game to game and a built-in microphone. The latter ensures that you’re never left wanting for a way to communicate with friends when playing on PlayStation 5.
The PS5 Dualsense controller has been created to work exclusively with premiere PS5 experiences, with Sony confirming that the Dualshock 4 gamepad won’t work on the next-gen console unless it’s a PS4 title access through backwards compatibility. However, this does mean that PlayStation 5 games will feel much better to control and handle than PS4 games ever did. The DualSense controller unlocks the ability to play without limits on PS5.
Both the standard and digital edition PlayStation 5 consoles boast an incredibly attractive white and blue two-toned design – marking a major step away from PlayStation’s typical black tone. This colour scheme successfully translates to the Dualsense controller itself too, where Robot White dominates most of the gamepad, combined with an underlying Dark Black grip and a subtle Blue glow underneath the Duelsense’s touchpad.
One of the Dualshock 4’s best features was its dedicated Share button, which allowed players to stream and upload screenshots to the internet instantly. The Dualsense controller continues this legacy with the new Create button, fully dedicated to helping you capture and broadcast all of your favourite PS5 experiences. Located just above the controller’s D-pad, the Create button offers more ways to share your adventures with the world.
|Dimensions||160mm x 66mm x 106mm|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.1 and USB|
|Ports||USB type C, headphone port and input for charging ports|