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Sony reveals new DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5

Features of the new DualSense controller include adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, and a new create button

We are still to see how the new PlayStation 5 will look like, but Sony has just unveiled the next generation controller for the new PlayStation 5. It is called the DualSense controller and marks the biggest design chamge since 25 years of PS controller history.

Changes to the new controller include haptic feedback (replacing the old rumble technology in previous controllers) and the new “adaptive triggers”. The adaptive triggers can be adjusted with different levels of resistance for different gameplay effects. A microphone and USB-C are now integrated, a first for Sony’s controllers. The new controller has a new two-tone color scheme and more rounded shape.

The share button has been replaced with a new “create” button. This will offer “new ways for players to create epic gameplay content to share with the world.” New details will be announced by Sony closer to the PS5 launch date.

More visual tweaks include a cut out of the actual shape of the PS logo and more angled triggers when compared to past Sony controllers. 

More details about the cost and colour options of the new DualSense will be announced closer to the PlayStation 5’s launch. The DualShock 4 currently costs €50, so I am expecting this new controller to cost €60.