While we already saw the Xbox Series X and what it can do, Sony has announced the PS5 controller and some of its new features today! Called the “DualSense,” the new controller has a different color scheme than the DualShock 4, and a few other key differences.
Sony, for the most part, decided to keep the original button layout and the DualShock design. However, the DualSense will have haptic feedback (as mentioned before), a new “Create” button, which replaces the “Share” button on the PS4 controller, the ability to chat without a mic, and even a two-tone color scheme!
Aside from our first-look, Jim Ryan, President & CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment had a statement for the gaming community.
“DualSense marks a radical departure from our previous controller offerings and captures just how strongly we feel about making a generational leap with PS5. The new controller, along with the many innovative features in PS5, will be transformative for games – continuing our mission at PlayStation to push the boundaries of play, now and in the future. To the PlayStation community, I truly want to thank you for sharing this exciting journey with us as we head toward PS5’s launch in Holiday 2020. We look forward to sharing more information about PS5, including the console design, in the coming months.”
You can read more about the new PS5 controller on the PlayStation Blog.
To date, while there’s a global pandemic happening around the world, Sony has said that the PS5 release date is still set for Holiday 2020.