For a long time, players have been asking Sony to make a premium controller for their consoles. Their direct competitors already have one. Only now Sony has announced the upcoming release of an improved controller.
At the moment we only have an announcement. Sony talked about some of the distinctive features of their device. If it really turns out the way it is described, it could be one of the best controllers on the market.
What features does the new controller have
According to Sony, their controller will have quite a few features that will help gamers set up their own gamepad in order to maximize their gaming experience. The controller is named DualSense Edge. Daisuke Kurihara, Art Director, led the controller’s design process and shares a few insights on how it was created:
“The opportunity to create the DualSense Edge wireless controller was a dream come true for our team. We wanted to build on the legacy of iconic PlayStation controllers by creating a controller that empowers players to experiment and personalize elements based on their own unique playstyle – whether they are competitive gamers or someone who just enjoys having more options to customize their play. The DualSense Edge wireless controller also features a number of thoughtful design touches that we hope players will enjoy, including a distinct DualSense controller-inspired black-and-white color scheme and a unique PlayStation Shapes pattern on the touchpad and trigger surfaces.
“We are thankful to the many gamers, professional esports players, and developers who helped provide feedback on the controller’s design.”
Among the already announced features of this controller will be interchangeable sticks, additional buttons, and many other interesting features. The gamepad has a similar set of features as the Scaf Gamepads that were made for the PS4. The full list of announced features is as follows:
- Replaceable stick modules
- Changeable stick caps and back buttons
- On-controller user interface
- Ability to save multiple control profiles
- Ultra-customizable controls
The controller can be customized to your needs. Change dead zones, reassign buttons to additional buttons, and change sticks. And there will be a special panel where you can control the sound, trigger depth, and other features of the DualSense Edge.
When will the DualSense Edge be released and how much will it cost?
So far, the DualSense Edge has no exact release date or cost. The company simply announced its specifications and showed an introductory video.
However, a release date for the new controller should be expected in the near future. Most likely it will happen together with the release of the new version of PS VR2. The cost of the controller is likely to be one and a half times higher than the usual DualSense.
In any case, at the moment the device looks quite promising. If the company manages to fulfill all their promises and the price is not too high, then this controller is sure to attract quite a number of gamers.