Sony officially recently announced the new Play Station controller, dubbed the "DualSense" controller, and it looks radically different from the company's previous designs. It'll launch alongside the PS5 console before the Christmas holiday this year.
The PS5 controller design reveals adaptive shoulder button triggers with haptic feedback, a built-in microphone and a new 'Create' button that replaces the PS4 Share button. Sony is also moving the lightbar from the top of the controller to the surrounding the touchpad on the PS5, but the biggest change comes in form rather than function. The new controller is much larger which may reduce fatigue during long session and seems more ergonomic, however the new two tone flat design has received mixed reactions and Jim Ryan, President & CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment had this to say
“DualSense marks a radical departure from our previous controller offerings and captures just how strongly we feel about making a generational leap with PS5. The new controller, along with the many innovative features in PS5, will be transformative for games – continuing our mission at PlayStation to push the boundaries of play, now and in the future. To the PlayStation community, I truly want to thank you for sharing this exciting journey with us as we head toward PS5’s launch in Holiday 2020. We look forward to sharing more information about PS5, including the console design, in the coming months.”
Let us know what you think of the new design and stay tuned for more updates.