Sony reveals its PlayStation 5 controller – It looks like an Alienware gamepad

Sony reveals its PlayStation 5 controller - It looks like an Alienware gamepad

Sony reveals its PlayStation 5 controller – It looks like an Alienware gamepad

Sony’s PlayStation 5 console is due to release later this year, and so far, Sony hasn’t revealed much about the console. Yes, we know the hardware specs of the console, and how it compares to Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, but we don’t know what the system will look like or how the console’s hardware will be cooled. 

Today, Sony has revealed the PlayStation 5’s gamepad, a feature-rich controller which promises to deliver its user haptic feedback, a built-in microphone, Sony’s Tempest 3D AudioTech, and a new shape. Who doesn’t want their controller to listen to them? That said, this will make in-game chat accessible to everyone, which is a great move for Sony. 

Yes, this gamepad looks like Alienware, Xbox and Sony had a baby, and yes, this controller has a dual-tone aesthetic. Meet Sony’s DualSense wireless controller, what Sony believes is its “best PlayStation controller yet”.

For starters, the DualSense has a more Xbox-like shape and drops the coloured buttons of classic PlayStation gamepads. That’s right, no green triangle, pink square, blue X or red O, this gamepad’s practically monotone, aside from the gamepad’s revamped lightbar. This is a controversial move, though it does give the controller a futuristic appearance. 

With the DualSense, Sony has added adaptive triggers to its L2 and R2 buttons, and haptic feedback to increase the impressiveness of games. Sony also promises to “maintain a strong battery life” for their gamepad, despite their promise to lessen the weight of the controller and add new features. 

Yes, that’s right, Sony has plans to maintain the battery life of its DualSense controller, not increase it over their DualShock 4. Battery Life has a huge bugbear for the PlayStation 4’s controller, a factor which makes Sony’s commitment to “maintain a strong battery life” fall flat. They should be aiming to increase the battery life of their new gamepad. 

The PlayStation 4’s Share button has disappeared with the DualSense, being replaced by Sony’s Share button, which offers the same feature set as well as a few new additions. 

Sony has also confirmed that more information about its PlayStation 5 console will be released “in the coming months”, including the system’s design and software features. 

  

Sony reveals its PlayStation 5 controller - It looks like an Alienware gamepad  

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