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.
2 thoughts on “PS5 Controller Headphone Jack Confirmed”
So I guess the MOVE controller technology is now dead? That’s a shame… the few games on the PS4 that used the MOVE correctly… was a blast to play. I hate SONY’s old toy hand controller… (no matter how new and pretty it is)… with a passion.
I guess I’ll just use one of the many PS4/PS5 Mouse and hand chuck devises that are on the market today. As for VR… is still to expensive to consider.
I’m curious what this means for old and future games. With PSVR being compatible with PS5, I expect devs to be making VR specific titles with the gen one VR on PS5. Of course they could require the DS4 to be used, but that would be gimping urself out of the Duelsense features.
This leads me to believe they may be going with an IR approach that many other VR use already
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