We’ve now seen a bit more about the new DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5
In a Summer Game Fest stream, Sony gave us all a better look at the new DualSense controller. With Geoff Keighley hosting the show, we got a better look at the dimensions, as well as the features, of Sony’s next-gen controller. So, here’s what we got to see.
Bigger, and better, than the DualShock 4
During the show, we could see that the new controller is bigger than its predecessor, the DualShock 4. When held side by side, the DualSense was clearly larger. Geoff Keighley also said that there was a bit more ‘heft’ to the new controller. This may be due to the number of new components in it.
As we heard in the PS5 reveal event in June, the new DualSense controller will introduce a bunch of features to immerse players in games even more. With this event, we got a better and more detailed impression of these features. The integrated speaker will have an improved range of sound, and these sounds should link up with the haptic feedback feature.
Also, we got a better look at the game Astro’s Playroom, which will showcase the new features of the PS5. It will come pre-installed on PS5 consoles, and, according to Keighly, is bigger than the original Playroom on PS4. What was once a quick-fire showcase of the console’s features has been expanded into a multi-hour game.
The game has an interesting set-up: the lobby area (shown above) is like the center of a computer or console, with different areas exploring the different parts of the DualSense controller. The adaptive triggers were showcased in this gameplay, in a section where players could control essentially a large spring. Eric Lempel, head of marketing for Playstation, said that Astro’s Playroom is where Playstation users will be able to really see the benefits of the PS5.
The entire showcase lasted about half an hour. If you’d like to watch the entire thing, I’ve added the video below:
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