With the next generation of video game consoles coming next year with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett, it was only a matter of time before we started seeing what the accessories and peripherals would look like. Today, we got our first glance at the controller for the PS5.
Thanks to an article from Video Games Chronicle, we have our first look at what the DualShock 5 controllers may look like.
While the new controller looks very similar to the DualShock 4 that we are well accustomed to at this point, there are some significant differences between the two.
The first upgrade is in the back triggers (L2/R2). These are now adaptive triggers which Sony Interactive Entertainment mentioned will give the player more levels of resistance. This upgrade will make certain parts of game feel more realistic, whether it’s shooting a gun in Call of Duty, drawing back a bow in Tomb Raider, or shooting a basketball in NBA 2K.
Some other updates include a USB C port which would be used to charge the controller, and an improved speaker.
One part of the DualShock 4 that isn’t that visible in these patents is the light bar. The light bar on the DS4 changes colors based on activities that are taking place in your game. This light bar subtracts from the controllers battery significantly, so having it be minimized or completely taken out could improve the controllers battery by a good amount.
As of right now, we don’t know exactly when the PS5 will be released. What we do know is that it will feature an SSD which dramatically increases load times and game install times.
Whenever the PS5 does arrive on store shelves, I will be an owner on day one. Let’s just hope we get that highly coveted Knack 3 game that people have been begging for.