PlayStation reveals their next Controller: Dualsense


Sidharth Menon, Reporter Emeritus

 Sony on April 7 revealed the latest information about their upcoming console with the unveiling of the PS5 controller, dubbed as the Dualsense.

  This new design sports a predominantly white color scheme compared to the original PS4’s Dualshock 4 controller and its full black scheme. This decision seems to have a mostly negative response overall on social media networks.

   The Dualsense has a more ergonomic design akin to Microsoft’s Xbox One controllers, while still maintaining the classic Playstation stick alignments and button labels. The controversial light bar on the Dualshock 4, placed on the back of the top of the controller has now been moved to be small strips on either side of the touchpad.

   A new development on the Dualsense is the addition of advanced haptic feedback technologies. The designers have added “adopted haptic feedback” to the triggers, allowing for dynamic physical responses to actions taken within a game. An example provided on the Playstation blog post is that “you can truly feel the tension of your actions, like when drawing a bow to shoot an arrow.”

   An expected addition they have made is a longer-lasting rechargeable battery within the controller.

   The “Share” button has also been replaced with something known only as the “Create” button, which as of now, seems to serve the same purpose as essentially a screenshot and save replay button, but more details have been promised to be revealed as they get closer to launch date.

   A significant new addition is the built-in microphone, although it is not clear yet whether the 3.5mm aux jack for plugging in your own headphones has been removed or not. People have been wondering how good the microphone is going to sound, considering that it’s on a controller with clicky buttons and sticks.

   The Dualsense along with Sony’s next flagship console, the PS5, are expected to ship during the 2020 holiday season.