We are just a few days away from the launch of the next-generation of gaming consoles. Both Microsoft and Sony claim the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 will revolutionize the gaming industry in ways never seen before. Therefore, they have tried to innovate in every aspect they could and deliver ‘game-changing’ consoles.
Sony introduced the new DualSense controller to go along with the PS5. It is a truly wireless controller that features haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and a built-in mic. They have also designed the controller to deliver signature comfort to users. The company has ensured they deliver a premium product to consumers and have used high-quality material in the manufacturing to serve that purpose.
Tech review YouTuber Austin Evans got his hands on the all-new DualSense controller and reviewed the product for his channel. The video included feedback on the design, aesthetics, feels, and some interesting functionality of the controller.
His first observation after the unboxing was the color of the controller. Evans noted how the DualSense was significantly grayer than the DualShock 4. This goes against the popular belief that the PS5 and its products are all white.
Moving on to the d-pad, unlike the Series X controller, the DualSense presents its d-pad as separate buttons. However, the hardware is one individual piece as pressing one button moves the entire thing. The standard buttons are all separate and have a much superior feel to them as compared to the previous PS controllers.
The DualSense also has a physical button to toggle the in-built mic, which hopefully Sony makes compatible with push to talk as well. The touchpad is pretty similar to that of the DualShock 4. The triggers, however, deliver a premium experience. The grips are well made and the triggers are also much lighter, enabling easy movement.
Apart from all of these, an interesting thing to note was the DualSense’s compatibility with other devices. Evans tried connecting the controller to an Xbox Series X as well as a PS4. While it didn’t connect to the Xbox, the PS4 identified it as a wireless controller. However, it did not work with the older console.
Later on, he connected the console to an Android phone and tried playing games from xCloud. The controller does have decent functionality, the triggers and the buttons work too; however, the haptic feedback is not available with it. He also tested the controller on a Windows laptop, and it seemed to work perfectly.
The DualSense is a sturdy and versatile controller. Moreover, its features are much more advanced than any other controller currently in the market, making for a pretty convincing reason to go for the PlayStation 5.