- The DualSense controller will come with a larger battery than its predecessor.
- There are also changes in the way trigger buttons work – with the option of activating tension points.
- As developers have stated, explaining the overall experience of using the DualSense can be very hard to put into words.
A few days ago, we saw AMD reports stating that PS5 chips are on the right track – and will ship without any delays. This means Sony has probably finalized the upcoming PlayStation 5 console, which should soon enter the production phase. However, this also means we can count on leaks surfacing on the Web – especially if this final stage doesn’t prove to be as leak-free as Sony would have wanted.
What we’re talking about here is an interesting Reddit post (a summary of the original), published by an individual claiming to have access to the all-new DualSense controller. Although plenty is already known about this peripheral, we’re forced to rely on promotional images. Therefore, seeing the controller in a video is the best way to get a glimpse of what to expect. And this is what the freshly published Reddit post is all about.
What’s not surprising is that Sony has been very adamant about taking down any online leaks. That’s precisely what had happened with this one as well. However, there’s always a way for any information and media to resurface on the Internet.
With this said, we bring you an overview of everything that the original Reddit post said before it got deleted.
- When it comes to buttons on the DualSense controller, the D-pad and the main buttons feel very similar to the DualShock 4 in terms of their texture and overall usability. However, the touchpad now feels more responsive and more “clicky.”
- We’ve also heard about all-new trigger buttons. The L1 and R1 aren’t designed to “click.” Instead, you push them down like they are triggers. The L2 and R2 are harder to push down, even without the tension points activated.
- On average, the DualSense controller lasts three to four hours longer than the DualShock 4. However, there’s no information about the charging time.
- The DualSense won’t be compatible with VR systems as it doesn’t have a light-bar. Nevertheless, as marketing materials show, there’s a light strip that is most probably going to be dimmer compared to the DualShock 4.
- Overall, the DualSense feels more comfortable than the DualShock 4, as the leaker notes.
To validate the information found above, the leaker has also posted a quick video of the controller. As you can expect, many instances of the video have already been removed. However, there’s still one version of the video online.
In addition to everything said above, there are freshly-released “official” bits of information about the new DualSense controller. In an interview with IGN, a developer behind “Ghostwire: Tokyo” stated that the new controller adds another layer to the gameplay, making it more immersive. It was also said that “You need to experience it directly because this is very difficult to explain both verbally and in text, but the DualSense haptics and adaptive triggers allowed for us to feel and experience the various actions and attacks like never before.”
One thing is sure – all of this information will probably create an even more massive hype surrounding Sony’s new console. If you’re looking to learn more, here are our reports on the PS5’s specifications, officially announced accessories, and upcoming games.