The Future Is Now as Sony Has Revealed First Details on Next-Gen PlayStation Controller — DualSense
The long, long wait is finally over, as the official PlayStation 5 controller has been finally revealed by Sony — and the brand-new DualShock 4 successor reportedly marks "a radical departure" from the Japanese company's previous controller offerings. And yes, the next-gen wireless controller will have an audio jack.
Visually, the default PS5 controller definitely looks like a device from the future — in a good, unexpected way (although some fans believe that the DualSense [it's the official name of the newly revealed controller] basically is a slightly redesigned Xbox Series X wireless controller) — and its unique colour scheme and transparent face buttons will surely be the subject of numerous discussions among fans for years to come.
"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 CEO Jim Ryan said on the PlayStation Blog. "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."
Fans of the DualShock 4 "Share" button should be happy to hear that it's not going anywhere, and what's even more interesting, an all-new "Create" button will allow players to "create epic gameplay content to share with the world" in unexpected ways. The PS4 controller's distinct light bar will also make a return, but Sony ultimately changed its position (now it sits at each side of the touch pad) to "give it an extra pop."
Without further ado, take a closer look at the DualSense wireless controller in the pictures down below: