Sony reveals its new PS5 Dual Sense Controller

4 years ago

Sony has finally given us our first look today at the DualSense, the new PS5 controller shipping with the PlayStation 5 later this year. The DualSense sports not just brand new functionality and a host of fresh features, but a brand-new look to match.PlayStation blog detailing the new DualSense controller makes note of the design decision to keep "much of what gamers love about DualShock 4 intact," but despite holding on to some of the old controller's most iconic qualities, the DualSense has a lot of new features to bring into the next-generation of PlayStation too.

Two-Tone Color Design And Light Bar Placement

The most noticeable difference between the DualSense and previous DualShock controllers is its striking two-tone design. The light bar placement has also changed--instead of being located at the top of the controller, it will now sit on both sides of the touch pad. This, according to Sony, will grant it "a slightly larger look and feel."

Rechargeable Battery

The DualSense uses a rechargeable battery, just as previous DualShock controllers did.

Built-In Mic

The DualSense will include a built-in mic to chat with friends without requiring a headset--though Sony still recommends using one for longer chat sessions.

Create Button

The Share button has been replaced with a new Create button, though Sony declined to share more details on how the new button is differentiated from the Share functionality. It simply says, "we're once again pioneering new ways for players to create epic gameplay content to share with the world, or just to enjoy for themselves." More detail on that is said to be coming closer to launch.