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PlayStation 5: DualSense Controller
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 November 2020
Since the original DualShock controller, Sony have made considerable improvements over the years as technology got better and better.
I can see why they have diverted from naming this controller DualShock 5 but instead calling it 'DualSense', the reasoning for this is certainly key changes such as the old rumble motor and has now opted for dual actuators which can replicate specific frequencies to give a more immersive experience through haptic feedback.
Another key feature are the adaptive triggers which allows the game developer to add resistance to the triggers. A perfect example which has been used many times to explain this is when you draw a bow, initially it's very easy to pull back until it gets to a point where more and more resistance is applied making it tougher to go any further; developers can simulate these in the triggers.
The DualSense like the DualShock 4 also has an in-built microphone, speaker, touchpad, three-axis gyroscope and a three-axis accelerometer. With all the different sensory elements the new controller has in-built, it makes sense to call it "DualSense".
• DualSense is NOT compatible with the PS4 console (as expected).
• DualSense WILL work with PS4 compatible games when played on the PS5 console.
• DualSense is NOT compatible with PSVR games when played on PS5 console. The main reason is because the DualSense has no lightbar on the front, so cannot be tracked.
And to end on a positive note, the DualSense controller feels incredibly robust compared to the old DS4 and is so comfortable to hold; in my personal opinion, I much prefer using the DualSense controller.