In case you missed the big news yesterday, Sony has announced the new PlayStation 5 controller called the DualSense. While it features a hefty amount of new features and improvements over the DualShock 4, a question that many fans (including us) was: Does the PS5 controller feature a headphone jack? Well, thankfully the PS5 controller headphone jack is actually a thing!
This news was confirmed by PlayStation’s own product manager, Toshimasa Aoki, who said players can indeed continue with plugging their own headset directly into the controller.
Still have an audio jack so you can plug in your own headsets like DS4
— Toshimasa Aoki (@toshimasa_aoki) April 8, 2020
A pretty useful feature, one that I have used myself in the past as it’s an easy way to have audio go wirelessly across a room. I’m glad they’re sticking with it, despite early images depicting it not to be there and this should definitely make fans happy. Of course, in addition to returning controller features, the DualSense also has a number of improvements. These range from better battery life, to more responsive buttons. A full list of known features can be found below, though keep in mind that this isn’t everything the controller has to offer.
The Dualsense Controller features:
- New design, lightbar positioning relocated
- Built-In Mic for voice commands and in-game communication
- Share Button now replaced by what they are calling the “Create Button”. More Details on this later.
- Haptic Feedback And Adaptive Triggers
- Rechargeable Battery that is said to have a strong battery life
- USB-C Port, which is quickly becoming the new standard USB type
- Built-in audio jack for easy plug and play for headphones
We’ll be sure to keep you all posted on any new details around the PS5 Dualsense controller, and be on the lookout for an official PS5 console reveal, which should be happening within the coming months.