You might have come
across journalists claiming that they have received PlayStation 5 units for
review and you may have watched several PS5 unboxing videos. And today, we’re going to give you a closer look at the PS5’s new
DualSense controller – credit to the unboxing video posted by Austin Evans on
This is what we already
knew – a D-pad and four face buttons on the top half of the body, two analog
sticks at the bottom half of the body, four triggers, and a touchpad right in
the middle. This video takes an objective look at the features and the new
design of the controller.
However, there’s one
thing that you should know: Evans has not yet used the controller with the PS5,
and so you won’t get a review of the DualSense’s new haptic feedback and
adaptive triggers in proper action. However, Evans managed to connect the
controller with a wire to a Surface Laptop Go and also to a wireless Google
Pixel 5. In addition, he played a game on Microsoft’s xCloud cloud gaming
service on the Pixel.
His PS4 recognized
DualSense through a wired connection but the controller failed to do much
except for picking up noises from the onboard microphone. The PS4 Pro followed
suit, but couldn’t do much after getting wirelessly connected. He then tried to
plug the DualSense controller to an Xbox Series X – it managed to charge
Evans then set aside
the DualSense to look at the circuitry inside the controller and revealed that
it has around 1,560mAh battery.
One particularly cool
detail led to the discovery that there are little bumps on
the back of the DualSense that are miniscule versions of the PlayStation’s
varied shaped face buttons.
All in all, the
DualSense looks like a good update to the trusty DualShock 4 and you must get
your hands on them as soon as possible. The DualSense and the PlayStation 5 go
on sale on 12th November!