PlayStation 5 ‘DualSense’ controller comes with Haptic Feedback, Adaptive Triggers, and built-in mic

Next-generation gaming controller from Sony.

Sony has unveiled its new DualSense wireless game controller for the latest cutting edge PlayStation 5 gaming console. With many modern features, Sony is giving gamers a significant intel about how the company will provide them a vastly improved controller for a whole new gaming experience with PS5, compared to the legendary DualShock. 

The new controller is a massive takeoff from the DualShock in terms of the new two-tone body design, adaptive triggers, create button, haptic feedback, and microphone. It looks a lot more comfortable and advanced than previous generations of DualShock. 

The anticipation surrounding the PlayStation 5 controller design and other major features was high, as Sony now plans to ship the new DualSense controllers soon to the game developers for implementation of the new controller features for PS5 games.

The new – Stormtrooper – PlayStation 5 ‘DualSense’ controller.

“We’ve reached an exciting milestone with PlayStation 5, as we’re starting to ship our new controller in its final design to developers who are implementing its unique features into their games,” Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice president, Platform Planning & Management, said in an official announcement. 

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Sony has attempted to save a lot of what made the DualShock such a fan favorite like comparable button layouts as well as the same dual analog stick set up in the middle. In any case, the amazing new improvement includes an inbuilt microphone and a new haptic feedback system that adds various sensations for players as they progress through the games.

Haptic Feedbacks

For beginners, it may feel like just an advanced 3D vibrator, but the haptic feedback is a lot more than device vibration and ‘rumble’ in a game controller. It is entirely a new mode of communication between machines and human beings. 

The use of a haptic feedback system creates a non-visual mode of interaction and adds a big impact on the gaming expereince. It creates a sensation of touch due to its ability to create different kinds of vibrations. You may expereince better and accurate haptic feedbacks, like exactly one on the exact spot of the top right side on your controller, where you hit the car from front in the game. We are anxiously waiting to test this feature as soon as the DualSense controller is out.

“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,” describes the PlayStation team. 

Adaptive Triggers

The new PlayStation 5 DualSense controller will have adaptive triggers in the L2 and R2 buttons that let the players feel building tension within the trigger button for e.g. like drawing to the bow and arrow as associated in the game. In other words, the L2 and R2 buttons will add some resistance to the input force of your finger to give a more near to natural experience.

L2 and R2 buttons.

The new PS5 DualSense controller will not just give the same fun-boom every time but will change as per the in-game scenario. Every time players go for a different game; they will get to experience a whole new immersion. 

Jim Ryan, Sony’s Interactive Entertainment President, explains “DualSense marks a radical departure from our previous controller offerings and captures 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.”

The angles of the hand triggers are changed in the new DualSense controller to make the body feel smaller. While explaining the updated grip, Nishino said that “Our goal with DualSense is to give gamers the feeling of being transported into the game world as soon as they open the box. We want gamers to feel like the controller is an extension of themselves when they’re playing – so much so that they forget that it’s even in their hands!”

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The successor of DualShock is lighter in weight and uses a rechargeable battery with improved timing. There is also a USB-C port in the DualSense controller for connecting power or console. An addition of a built-in microphone array will help gamers chat with their friends while gaming and without the requirement of headset anymore, but if you are looking for an awesome gaming headset here you can check the new JBL gaming headphones series.

The ‘create’ button has replaced the DualShock 4 ‘share’ button. The DualSense lets the gamer share quick screenshots and videos of their games with the other players or over Twitch. Sony, yet, did not explain much about the functionality of the create button. 

Talking about the ‘create’ button Nishino added that “we’re once again pioneering new ways for players to create epic gameplay content to share with the world or to enjoy for themselves. We’ll have more details on this feature as we get closer to launch.”

The PlayStation 5 is expected to release in sometime between October and December 2020. The cost of the upcoming console will be in the bracket of $470 – $499

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