The PlayStation 5 Will Have a Sweet New Controller


Along with some big design upgrades, Sony says it's supposed to have better battery life to boot.

PlayStation 5 New Controller

The PlayStation 5 Will Have a Controller
… and it seems like a nice one! In a new blog post this week, Sony introduced the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller, a sort of evolution of the traditional DualShock that has a couple new features and some clear design refinement.

In addition to its new black and white color scheme—which looks, uncharitably, kind of like an Apple product slipped and fell in some tar—the controller's big upgrade is its use of something called Tempest 3D AudioTech, which is basically an enhanced force-feedback system. Hands-on reports, like from our own Peter Rubin, suggest that the controller has an enhanced haptic feedback system that offers granular vibrations for all types of in-game interactions, creating a more active feeling of touch. The triggers, L2 and R2, now also have "adaptive triggers" which apparently let individual games incorporate different amounts of tension into those button pulls.

The controller is also purported to have a more comfortable grip and better battery life, which is good because bad battery life was one of the biggest complaints about the DualShock 4. Also, the Share button, which used to be the Options button way back in the day, is now called the Create button. Cool?