Today, Sony unveiled the final design of the DualSense wireless controller for the upcoming PlayStation 5 console. The new controller is already on its way to various developers as they look to integrate its functionality into their games according to a post on PlayStation.Blog.
While the DualSense controller replaces the DualShock 4, it retains a lot of its predecessors features and button layout. The placement of the twin analog sticks, triangle, square, circle and x buttons, and the directional pad remains the same.
First announced in October 2019, the L2 and R2 shoulder buttons now take advantage of the adaptive trigger function; this allows the player to feel resistance, for say, drawing an arrow in a bow, according to the blog post.
The Share button that appeared on the DualShock 4 is now renamed Create. While it serves the same purpose with capturing video or screenshots in-game, Sony will elaborate more on its capabilities later this year.
The touch pad was enlarged, splitting the light bar from its top position towards the left and right sides.
New to the DualSense is a built-in microphone, situated just below the analog control sticks. Players are now able to speak with others in supported games without the use of a headset.
PlayStation controllers included by default with the console are monotone in colour; that’s all changed with an updated black and white colour scheme. The icons on the buttons themselves are minimalist in appearance, giving the design a sleek, futuristic look. Additional colours and styles, that are usually sold separately, were not shown.