Take a first look at the next-generation controller for the long-awaited PlayStation 5
- The PlayStation 5 is scheduled to arrive this holiday, and we've yet to see what it looks like.
- Sony offered a first look at its next-generation game console on Tuesday with the unveiling of its gamepad: the DualSense.
- The new controller is a departure from the last several generations of Sony's PlayStation gamepads, which are all part of the DualShock line.
- Sony Interactive Entertainment head Jim Ryan said that choice was intentional - an effort to convey "just how strongly we feel about making a generational leap with PS5."
- Take a look at the new controller in closer detail below.
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Sony is finally rolling out the PlayStation 5 with Tuesday's debut of the DualSense, the new gamepad for the next-generation console.With the DualSense, Sony is making a deliberate choice to stray from the decades-long path it carved with the DualShock line of gamepads starting way back in the mid-'90s.Advertisement
"DualSense marks a radical departure from our previous controller offerings and captures just how strongly we feel about making a generational leap with PS5," Sony Interactive Entertainment head Jim Ryan said in the controller's announcement post.
So, other than how it looks, what's so different about the new gamepad? Let's dig in:
Major new features: haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and a built-in microphone array.
The look: The overall shape is very different than previous PlayStation gamepads.Advertisement
One big alteration: The "Share" button was swapped for a "Create" button.
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