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PS5 Controller Discussion -- Our Thoughts on the DualSense Controller

The crew at DualShockers discuss their thoughts on the newly revealed and polarizing PS5 controller, dubbed the DualSense.

April 8, 2020

At first glance, the new PS5 controller, dubbed the DualSense, has been a polarizing topic across the world wide web. Who knew a simple redesign would get the PlayStation fanbase all riled up? As such, the team at DualSensers… umm DualShockers decided to discuss our thoughts on the newly designed PS5 controller. Check out the video below:

News Editor Michael Ruiz (me), Editor-in-Chief Lou Contaldi, and Staff Writers Otto Kratky, Cam Hawkins, and Grant Huff took a moment to discuss their thoughts on the new DualSense controller. They talk about their initial impressions, the look, how this controller may be representative of the upcoming PS5 console, and more. Clocking in at thirty minutes, there is certainly a divide with some loving the new look and some who simply despise it.

If you had not heard, Sony revealed DualSense, the official PS5 controller design. Along with the obvious departure from the typical DualShock form factor, it also features haptic feedback and adaptive L2 and R2 triggers. There is also a built-in microphone and a longer-lasting rechargeable battery. You can check out the details here.

Like any newly revealed piece of gaming hardware, many showed their creativity by rendering some neat PS5 controller color schemes. In fact, Twitch streamer and designer Dorm made some mockups of DualSense controllers using beloved PlayStation games as its theme. This includes God of War, The Last of Us, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Marvel’s Spider-Man. Check them out here.

A specific release date for the PS5 has yet to be announced. However, details regarding Sony’s new system has been revealed. Just recently, Mark Cerny presented some of the more technical aspects of the new console and how they will change how we play games. Despite the current coronavirus pandemic, Sony still plans to release PS5 in 2020.

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Michael Ruiz is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He likes video games. He likes wrestling. He likes beer. He likes music.

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