Sony reveals new DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5
Sony today unveiled the wireless controller for its upcoming PlayStation 5 (PS5) console, dubbed DualSense, which revamps its design from previous models and incorporates haptic technology that adds “powerful new sensations to the gaming experience.”
DualSense incorporates haptic technology, which can be used for functions such as simulating the resistance of the steering wheel when driving in mud, and the new adapters that trigger the L2 and R2 buttons, which reproduce the tension of loading and shooting an arrow, as Sony Interactive Entertainment has assured. through a statement.
The new PS5 wireless controller features a more rounded and less compact design than its predecessor, Dualshock 4, in two shades – white and dark gray. In addition, the light bar has been relocated, which goes from being on top to both sides of the touchpad. The angle of the triggers has also been modified and the grip has been improved.
In DualSense the ‘Share’ button in Dualshock 4 becomes ‘Create’, named for its ability to create game content and share it with other players.
In addition, the new controller adds an integrated microphone array with which to initiate conversations without the need for headphones, and also the PS5’s Tempest 3D audio technology, which will provide “a new feeling of immersion”, according to Sony.
The senior vice president of the Planning and Management of Platforms of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has assured that “hundreds of drafts have been created and discarded over the last few years until they find what is now the final design.”
SIE President and CEO Jim Ryan point out, for his part, that DualSense “breaks with the tradition” of the previous controls of PlayStation, representing “the generational leap” of its next PS5 console, which will launch on Christmas of 2020.
The new Sony console will have technical features such as AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics architecture, maximum graphics power of 10.3 Teraflops and new SSD storage that will allow 2GB to be loaded in 0.27 seconds, the company recently announced.