Sony Announces ‘Customizable’ Model Of PS5 DualSense Controller


Two DualSense Edge controllers float side by side in important art.

Image: Sony

Sony announced a new model for its popular PlayStation 5 DualSense controller today at Gamescom. Geoff Keighley, dubbed the DualSense Edge, described it as a “high-performance, ultra-customizable” gamepad.

Of all the things that marked the launch of the PS5, few were more impressive than the DualSense. Not only does it have a weight not present in its predecessor, the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4, but it also has impressive haptics throughout the whole thing, including pressure-sensitive triggers.

In games like Housemarque’s action roguelike Return, you could literally feel the controller rumbling with the cadence of a drizzle during rainy segments. In front of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesAs you meandered through the avenues of New York City, you felt the triggers tighten as you reached the top. And some people have recommended to get Cyberpunk 2077 on PS5 on Xbox Series X/S solely based on the integration of the DualSense’s haptic capabilities.

But the DualSense wasn’t perfect. Shortly after the launch of the PS5, players reported problems with drift– in fact the thumbsticks worked on their own terms without any input from the player – and the fixes were tricky. Today’s short trailer for the DualSense Edge showed a cross-section of the controller’s thumbsticks.

The new DualSense Edge will “feature custom control profiles to suit your playing style,” Keighley said. In a blog postSony explained that: you can remap button inputs and dead zones and save multiple profiles for different users. You’ll also be able to completely replace the stick modules, which should address any lingering issues of controller drift, and swap stick caps and rear buttons.

It also features a snazzy jet black touchpad. (About a year after the release of the PS5, Sony unveils official jet black console coversin addition to a handful in other colors.) In some ways, the DualSense Edge sounds like Sony’s answer to Xbox’s highly customizable Elite controller. Considered one of the best gamepads on the market, the Elite Series 2 sells for $179.

Sony has not announced a release date or a price for the DualSense Edge.

Update, 2:50 PM ET: This post has been updated to reflect additional details made available after the reveal.

The Valley Voice
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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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