Sony introduced a brand new mannequin for its standard PlayStation 5 DualSense controller at Gamescom right this moment. Referred to as the DualSense Edge, Gamescom host Geoff Keighley described it as a “high-performance, ultra-customizable” gamepad.
Of all of the issues that marked the launch of the PS5, few impressed greater than the DualSense. Not solely does it have a heft not current in its predecessor, the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4, but it surely additionally has spectacular haptics all through the entire thing—together with pressure-sensitive triggers.
In video games like Housemarque’s motion roguelike Returnal, you would actually really feel the controller rumble with the cadence of a drizzle throughout wet segments. For Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, while you went to swing down the avenues of New York Metropolis, you would really feel the triggers tense up as you reached the apex. And a few of us advisable getting Cyberpunk 2077 on PS5 over Xbox Sequence X/S solely on the energy of its incorporation of the DualSense’s haptic capabilities.
However the DualSense wasn’t excellent. Shortly after the PS5’s launch, gamers reported points with drift—principally, the thumbsticks performing of their very own accordance with none participant enter—and stated repairs had been a ache. At the moment’s transient trailer for the DualSense Edge confirmed a crosscut of the controller’s thumbsticks.
The brand new DualSense Edge will characteristic “customized management profiles, personalized to your playstyle,” Keighley stated. In a weblog put up, Sony expounded on that: You’ll be able to remap button inputs and deadzones, and save a number of profiles for various customers. You’ll additionally be capable to completely exchange the stick modules, which ought to deal with any lingering problems with controller drift, and might swap out stick caps and rear buttons.
Additionally, it encompasses a snazzy jet black contact pad. (A couple of yr after the discharge of the PS5, Sony unveiled official jet black console covers, alongside a handful in different colours.) In some methods, the DualSense Edge appears like Sony’s reply to the Xbox’s extremely customizable Elite controller. Considered top-of-the-line gamepads in the marketplace, the Elite Sequence 2 sells for $179.
Sony didn’t announce a launch date, or a value, for the DualSense Edge.
Replace, 2:50 p.m. ET: This put up has been up to date to replicate extra particulars that had been made obtainable after the reveal.