Adaptive triggers in the L2 and R2 buttons will offer levels of resistance while gaming. Examples of this in action include the tension when pulling a bow string before firing an arrow and being able to differentiate between the feel of a machine gun and a shotgun. In Arkane’s Deathloop, it will block the trigger when your weapon jams.
· The angle of the triggers has been changed, alongside minor upgrades to the grip.
· Improved haptic feedback, i.e. improved rumble, will offer “astonishing effects” according to Wired, allowing you to feel the effects of different surfaces, whether it’s resistance or simply a “bouncy sensation.
· A built-in microphone array, though you will still be able to use a headset if you prefer. There is also a mute button for the in-built microphone on the DualSense controller.
· It will have a USB Type-C port, which is used on modern (Android) smartphones, the Nintendo Switch and the Xbox Series X controller. The inclusion of this port was previously confirmed during Mike Cerny’s interview with Wired.
· It’s heavier than the DualShock 4, thanks to the inclusion of haptics and a higher capacity battery, which doesn’t necessarily mean a longer battery life – it could be there to support the new, more intensive, features. Though, thanks to the Wired, we know that according to product manager Toshi Aoki, it should be lighter than the current Xbox controller “with batteries in it.”
- A textured grip on the underneath of the DualSense is also part of this new controller design.
- The PS button is now shaped like the PlayStation logo, rather than simply being a round button with the logo on it.
- Retains a rechargeable battery, internal speaker, touchpad and lightbar, with the lightbar now located either side of the touch pad.