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PlayStation 5 to Come with Brand New Controller

No word if it's going to be called the DualShock 5 yet, but since they were 'proud to share' that the PS4's successor is indeed going to be called the PlayStation 5, pardon me for doubting that they will stray from traditional naming conventions. Anyway, Wired managed to get their hands on the PS5, and here's what we know so far about the new controllers:

  • It looks similar to the DualShock 4 No surprise there, as the shape of the DualShock 4 is a certified classic. As they say: if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

  • Haptic technology to replace 'rumble' technology This new haptic feedback brings a far broader range of feedback designed for deeper immersion into the gaming experience.

  • New features include adaptive triggers These allow developers to program varying levels of resistance into the L2/R2 buttons, which - according to the official Playstation blog - will allow you to 'feel the tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow, or the struggle to accelerate a vehicle through rocky terrain.'

  • Updated to USB-C Welcome to the 21st century! The new USB-C port allows you to both charge and play from the same hole :)

Sayonara, old friend

  • It's heavier due to a higher capacity battery and the new haptic motors ...but still lighter than the XBox controller. *cough* Either way, I think a slight increase in heft is a good price to pay for increased realism and prolonged playtime.

The PlayStation 5 is set to be released 'Holiday 2020', which I assume means the end of the year in American. Until then, we can look forward to titles like Death Stranding and The Last of Us II, which will probably be the last few blockbusters to be released on PS4. #sony #playstation5 #dualshock

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