With the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X in sight now, both Microsoft and Sony have revved up into top gear. However, despite being months away from the eventual release, we have no clue about the pre-order details or the pricing for these consoles. This bizarre game of chicken that Microsoft and Sony are playing with each other is bound to end soon though as we prepare for the rumored August hardware events.
Despite the best efforts of both companies to keep things under wrap until official announcements, cracks have started to show within their communication channels. For instance, people in Chicago have already managed to get their hands on the new Xbox Series S Controller despite no official confirmation or comment from Microsoft.
The PlayStation 5 Controller is also out in the wild now
In a similar fashion, Sony is the one that has slipped up as the Twitter user Galaxy666 has managed to get his hands on the brand new PS5 controller, the DualSense. According to the user, they design and provide accessories for the Xbox and PlayStation controllers and got their hands on the new controller for compatibility testing.
Until now, Sony has remained tight-lipped about the nitty-gritty details of the controller’s internals. And, while we did get a short preview of the controller from Geoff Keighley back in June, there weren’t any additional technical details released for the new controller.
However, this new leak from Galaxy666 has revealed a lot of new details about the DualSense controller. One of the biggest issues that players had with the PS4 DualShock controller was the fact that it didn’t perform very well in the battery department. And, although the battery life was average on the PS4 controller initially, it went down quite fast and needed a replacement battery after some time.
Thankfully though, Sony has seemingly addressed the battery life issue and has packed in a much larger battery into the PS5 DualSense Controller. The new controller now comes with a hefty 1560 mAh battery. In comparison, the first generation PS4 controller came with a measly 800 mAh battery which later got upgraded to 1000 mAh for the 2nd gen model.
Additionally, not only is this battery bigger than its predecessor, but it is also substantially larger than the battery on the Switch Pro controller, which has gained quite a reputation for delivering stellar battery timing. So, if those numbers are anything to go by, we can expect a pretty big upgrade in terms of battery life for the PS5 DualSense controller.
With the added capacity and better efficiency, people are predicting that the DualSense could actually manage a 50% battery boost over its predecessor. However, those assumptions might be too optimistic since there’s a lot going on under the hood of a PS5 DualSense Controller including a new haptic feedback system and adaptive triggers.
Haptics on the DualSense Controller feel Magical
Other than the battery capacity, we also got to find out about the general feel and responsiveness of the DualSense controller. According to Galaxy666, the buttons on the new PS5 controller are much more pleasant to press than the DualShock 4. In addition to that, the DualSense also feels much more robust and comfortable in the hand, albeit being larger in size.
As far as the new features are concerned, the haptic feedback feels “magical” and the mechanism used for the adaptive triggers seems very complex. And, lastly, we can also finally confirm that the buttons on the PS5 controller are colorless and do not light up.
Most of these new details for the PS5 Controller will make people happy and from the general reception online, it seems like Sony is in for a very successful generation yet again with the PlayStation 5.
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