PS5 controller revealed.

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Sony revealed the PS5 controller today.

https://blog.us.playstation.com/2020/04/07/introducing-dualsense-the-new-wireless-game-controller-for-playstation-5/

I can't say I'm a fan of the color or the fact that the symbols no longer have colors.

Huh... neat. Looks like they took some inspirations from Microsoft this time around with the grip design. I just hope the control sticks are more comfortable to use with this shape. I'll never understand why they sit where they do

I wish it was a sleeker controller honestly. It looks bloated to me, but then again bigger controllers seem to feel better regardless of appearance, so whatever. It's fine.

I'll be getting a PS5 and I'm sure the controller will be just fine.

Looks almost like an xbox controller.

It has a futuristic thing to it, not sure I am fond of the wider "ears" since I really enjoy the rounder ones. The d-pad looks pretty standard at least which is what I mainly worry about though, since I use it for fighting games and a bad Dpad is a huge hurdle. Outside of that I can work with any controller. I even enjoyed using the original Xbox controller, the really big and wide one that was like a spaceship steering wheel lol.

Something in me was wishing they went back and made a dual shock that looked like ps1-3 pads. I'll chalk that up to just being nostalgic I guess haha.

Looks too Xboxish. I know Sony is going for a futuristic look, but the controller can be slimmed down a little. Also, bring back the color coded shapes. WTF you need to get rid of those for?

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Looks comfier to hold but colour is ugly as hell.

Elvis Starburst:
Huh... neat. Looks like they took some inspirations from Microsoft this time around with the grip design. I just hope the control sticks are more comfortable to use with this shape. I'll never understand why they sit where they do

So you can do things with the controls that require "clawing" normally if the sticks were far apart.

I'm guessing the symbols for the face buttons, options, share create and d-pad with be backlit and you may even be able to customize the color for each button. The outlines are there so it would make sense for something to make use of them when the thing is turned on.

Phoenixmgs:

Elvis Starburst:
Huh... neat. Looks like they took some inspirations from Microsoft this time around with the grip design. I just hope the control sticks are more comfortable to use with this shape. I'll never understand why they sit where they do

So you can do things with the controls that require "clawing" normally if the sticks were far apart.

I also like the fact that they're symmetrical. I never could get used to the Xbox controller's off-kilter analog sticks, and think it's a big reason why I always ultimately leaned towards PlayStation.

hanselthecaretaker:

Phoenixmgs:

Elvis Starburst:
Huh... neat. Looks like they took some inspirations from Microsoft this time around with the grip design. I just hope the control sticks are more comfortable to use with this shape. I'll never understand why they sit where they do

So you can do things with the controls that require "clawing" normally if the sticks were far apart.

I also like the fact that they?re symmetrical. I never could get used to the Xbox controller?s off-kilter analog sticks, and think it?s a big reason why I always ultimately leaned towards PlayStation.

I find the position on the Xbox controller actually helps because they seem positioned to make the movement they require as easy as possible. With the dualshocks I always felt my thumbs cramping up.

At least I won't have to duct tape the lightbar anymore.

Otherwise yeah, looks fine.

Im a bit all over the place when I look at this.

On one hand, I like the way it looks. I cant shake the feeling that it looks a bit third-party, but an expensive third-party version. Better than previous PS controllers, at least. Also, USB-C is a big win.

Why did they get rid of the colour-coded buttons? Sure, it looks more uniform without them, and I suppose its really not a concern for veteren players, but this is a big nope for new players.

The triggers still dont look anywhere near as good as the ones that Xbox controllers have had since the OG 2001 design. Also, still a boo for not having offset analogue sticks.

I just feel like the Xbox controller has been great since the slimmed down Duke controller for the OG Xbox, and they have just been tweaking and perfecting it ever since.

Sony on the other hand, are just kind of bumbling around, trying to make their admittedly iconic controller design competitive, but they keep on making the same mistakes, and apparently new ones. At least it looks a bit chunkier, so it will be a bit comfier for people with bigger hands like myself, but I still feel like they either need to make a few more passes at this design, or swallow their pride and just copy the Xbox controller a bit more.

Looks like a solid improvement over the previous version. I hope the rubber caps on the sticks are a bit more durable this time though.

Casual Shinji:
At least I won't have to duct tape the lightbar anymore.

Otherwise yeah, looks fine.

You can actually just turn it off in the settings lol.

Gordon_4:

hanselthecaretaker:

Phoenixmgs:

So you can do things with the controls that require "clawing" normally if the sticks were far apart.

I also like the fact that they?re symmetrical. I never could get used to the Xbox controller?s off-kilter analog sticks, and think it?s a big reason why I always ultimately leaned towards PlayStation.

I find the position on the Xbox controller actually helps because they seem positioned to make the movement they require as easy as possible. With the dualshocks I always felt my thumbs cramping up.

I'll admit they've always felt durable and I like the contour, but I have the opposite problem with sticks and the DS d-pads are definitely more user-friendly to me. Triggers are a mixed bag. The bumper buttons on Xbox feel too small next to R1/2, but I like how the triggers feel more like triggers on Xbox.

Laggyteabag:
Im a bit all over the place when I look at this.

On one hand, I like the way it looks. I cant shake the feeling that it looks a bit third-party, but an expensive third-party version. Better than previous PS controllers, at least. Also, USB-C is a big win.

Why did they get rid of the colour-coded buttons? Sure, it looks more uniform without them, and I suppose its really not a concern for veteren players, but this is a big nope for new players.

The triggers still dont look anywhere near as good as the ones that Xbox controllers have had since the OG 2001 design. Also, still a boo for not having offset analogue sticks.

I just feel like the Xbox controller has been great since the slimmed down Duke controller for the OG Xbox, and they have just been tweaking and perfecting it ever since.

Sony on the other hand, are just kind of bumbling around, trying to make their admittedly iconic controller design competitive, but they keep on making the same mistakes, and apparently new ones. At least it looks a bit chunkier, so it will be a bit comfier for people with bigger hands like myself, but I still feel like they either need to make a few more passes at this design, or swallow their pride and just copy the Xbox controller a bit more.

I mentioned above in an earlier post the buttons look like they'll be backlit, and possibly even customizable in terms of light and color. I can agree the DS3 sticks were too close together, but I've never had a problem with DS4's. To me the level of resistance also feels better on DS especially for PS4, and now with 5 the buttons and sticks will have programmable levels of resistance depending on the game. It's personal preference but the DS5 sounds like it has a lot more going for it if the stick layout isn't a complete deal breaker.

I'm getting Aperture Science vibes out of it...

09philj:
Looks like a solid improvement over the previous version. I hope the rubber caps on the sticks are a bit more durable this time though.

My last job was a place that got stuff Best Buy didn't want (returns and whatnot) and we'd get so many PS4 controllers with the rubber falling off the sticks. I've only had one PS4 controller and never had the problem. I think it has to do with me using the tips of my thumbs to control the sticks while I've noticed most people use that bottom half of that first knuckle on the thumb. I think it's why the rubber hasn't torn off my controller along with me not caring how close the sticks are and pretty much never accidentally pushing in L3 or R3 like I've seen many complaints about over the years.

Is it just me, or does every innovation they tout on this thing basically just something the Switch did three years ago? And the color scheme is very...

Oh gods.

Sony has become Apple.

Gearran:
Is it just me, or does every innovation they tout on this thing basically just something the Switch did three years ago? And the color scheme is very...

Oh gods.

Sony has become Apple.

it's not that shocking honestly. :3

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Yoshi178:

Gearran:
Is it just me, or does every innovation they tout on this thing basically just something the Switch did three years ago? And the color scheme is very...

Oh gods.

Sony has become Apple.

it's not that shocking honestly. :3

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Holy cherry-pick, Batman!

Yoshi178:
it's not that shocking honestly. :3

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LMAO...

Who invented the dual stick controller that everybody is still using today?

Phoenixmgs:

Who invented the dual stick controller that everybody is still using today?

who invented the analogue stick in the first place? :3

Oh good great fuck it begins again. Complete with smarmy ass :3 inclusion. YAY thread is now destroyed!

Yoshi178:

Gearran:
Is it just me, or does every innovation they tout on this thing basically just something the Switch did three years ago? And the color scheme is very...

Oh gods.

Sony has become Apple.

it's not that shocking honestly. :3

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Or on the other hand, there's:

- The DualShock controller design with four shoulder buttons and dual analog sticks, which are still the standard on future consoles' controllers

- Spearheading the last three major disc formats to the forefront of game development, and to a large extent mainstream adoption

- Introduced the prospect of backwards compatibility for a console with PS2, even though they have fallen behind in that regard today

- The PS2 itself

- Programmable resistance on DS5 is an extension of the pressure-sensitive buttons introduced on the DS2

- The Share button, which was later adopted by Switch and the upcoming X1X

- PS5 will feature instant load times; a first for a disc-based console

- 3D audio; another first for a console

Then of course there's still other things beyond gaming.

The innovation found on the Switch controller is also simply picking up where the Wii left off. However, Sony's is still different.

Elvis Starburst:
Oh good great fuck it begins again. Complete with smarmy ass :3 inclusion. YAY thread is now destroyed!

Console war, console war never changes.

Yoshi178:
You guys are so easy to bait i swear LMAO!!!

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Yoshi178:
You guys are so easy to bait i swear LMAO!!!

I think if you feel the need to "bait" anyone then you should maybe reconsider the purpose of your posts in general

SupahEwok:
Snip

Here, fixed it for you

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hanselthecaretaker:
I?m guessing the symbols for the face buttons, options, share create and d-pad with be backlit and you may even be able to customize the color for each button. The outlines are there so it would make sense for something to make use of them when the thing is turned on.

That would be nice, but im gonna go ahead and say "unlikely" on this one.

If this was a planned feature, it would either be mentioned in the blog post, or pictured in the images. Seems odd that the lightbar is on, and the buttons are not lit, if they are supposed to be. Even if this is a planned feature, and this is a prototype that isn't 100% working just yet - again, you would think they would either wait until it was 100% functional, at least visually, or they would just photoshop some LED effects onto it.

So yeah, its a no from me.

Elvis Starburst:

Yoshi178:
You guys are so easy to bait i swear LMAO!!!

I think if you feel the need to "bait" anyone then you should maybe reconsider the purpose of your posts in general

but you guys in the Sony Defense Force at Escapist are so good at your job though! :3

Laggyteabag:

hanselthecaretaker:
I?m guessing the symbols for the face buttons, options, share create and d-pad with be backlit and you may even be able to customize the color for each button. The outlines are there so it would make sense for something to make use of them when the thing is turned on.

That would be nice, but im gonna go ahead and say "unlikely" on this one.

If this was a planned feature, it would either be mentioned in the blog post, or pictured in the images. Seems odd that the lightbar is on, and the buttons are not lit, if they are supposed to be. Even if this is a planned feature, and this is a prototype that isn't 100% working just yet - again, you would think they would either wait until it was 100% functional, at least visually, or they would just photoshop some LED effects onto it.

So yeah, its a no from me.

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My question would be what's the point of having such faint icon markers in place of the traditional colored ones. They look useless as they are, unless they're meant to be backlit. They also remind me of several hardware peripherals that are backlit, so either Sony botched their reveal slightly (which isn't surprising) or they really dropped the ball on a simple feature relative to everything else this controller will be packing. The other thing that tells me they missed something is you know they're going to have at least half dozen different colors of this thing, which would've also been able to include. Fans are doing that as we speak-

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Yoshi178:

Elvis Starburst:

Yoshi178:
You guys are so easy to bait i swear LMAO!!!

I think if you feel the need to "bait" anyone then you should maybe reconsider the purpose of your posts in general

but you guys in the Sony Defense Force at Escapist are so good at your job though! :3

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