BALTIMORE, MD –
Sony unveiled its new “Dual Sense” controller for the PlayStation 5 Tuesday (April 7th). The new design puts the old “Dual Shock” design to rest for good.
Kris Holt of Engadget shares, “it has a two-tone design instead of the traditional all-black look for base PlayStation controllers.”
The sleek design is what initially caught my attention. I notice how far we’ve come from the initial dual-shock controllers and I have to say, I’m excited about what’s to come. The controller also eliminates the need to use a headset to talk to other users while gaming online. Personally, it’s been the thorn in my side when it comes to streaming because mine have stopped working.
I’m really interested in the “create” button that they have added to the controller. It replaces the PS4-bred “share” button. No details on what that button will do specifically but I love the word ‘create’. Also, it looks like the controller will have a USB-C charging port. Sony believes that the controller along with its new Tempest 3D audio software “will deliver a new feeling of immersion to players.”
It looks like Sony did their homework.
They’ve apparently studied the gaming experience intently. It looks like they’ve infused that research into the PlayStation 5 and expect to change the gaming industry.
“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,” PlayStation shares in a blog post. As a result, the company says that PlayStation 5 will use Haptic feedback to fully engage users.
“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,” PlayStation continues.
I’m drooling right now. Literally drooling.