I’ve no idea how people use Xbox controllers really. They’re just like big boxes with stupid, stubby little handles and I hope I’m wrong about how the PlayStation 5 controller looks.
Sony shared the first image of the controller last night (7th April) with almost no warning and not to sound like a broken record, but I had to check it wasn’t April Fools because my first thoughts were that they photoshopped the branding off an Xbox controller.
Anyway, called the DuelSense, the new controller features a bunch of new features, but Sony have assured us that it carries on with some of the best gizmos for the DuelShock 4, such as the big button that no-one knows what to do with and the ‘Start’ button no longer being called ‘Start’.
It sounds quite cool though, and through a blog post, Sony’s PlayStation team described the new feedback features that will make game-playing more immersive.
“We adopted haptic feedback, which adds a variety of powerful sensations you’ll feel when you play, such as the slow grittiness of driving a car through mud.
“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“.
Along with that, the angles of the handles have been changed to make the controller feel smaller in your hands, as well as the weight being reduced, a longer-lasting battery and an inbuilt microphone added.
The ‘Share’ button has been replaced by the ‘Create’ button, which Sony explained by saying:
“With Create, we’re once again pioneering new ways for players to create epic gameplay content to share with the world, or just to enjoy for themselves“.
Just like the current ‘Share’ button, I’m sure I will never press ‘Create’.
That’s if I own a PlayStation 5, actually. No price has been revealed as of yet, but each model allegedly costs $450 to make. That’s quite a lot of money, so expect the price of the finished article to be much more than that.
Images via Sony
Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down.Follow