The PS5 DualSense wireless controller not only has 3-4 hours more battery life than the existing DualShock 4 controller, but also does not work with existing PSVR hardware.
That’s according to hands-on experience from Reddit user viper_on_fire who has laid claim to a whole heap of details regarding Sony’s next-generation controller.
According to the Reddit user, the PS5 DualSense controller ditches the light bar from the current DualShock 4 controller and puts a light strip in its place. It’s this light strip which likely not only prevents the current generation PSVR hardware from picking up the controller, but something which is also a key factor in the improved battery life too.
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With the original post now removed by Reddit, another user has not only transcribed viper_on_fire’s original comments but also reuploaded a video which shows the DualSense controller in the flesh.
Some of the other highlights from the post are as follows:
- The D-pad and the face buttons feel similar to the current DualShock 4 controller
- The touchpad feels more responsive and clicks a lot more noticeably
- The L1 and R1 triggers don’t click, they push down – which ties into the adaptive trigger technology that the DualSense controller uses
- The L2 and R2 however triggers on the other hand, felt much more resistant
- Much more comfortable to hold than the DualShock 4 controller
- The DualSense Feels much less bulky than the DualShock 4 controller and is more comfortable than the current Xbox One controller
Obviously, this should all be taken with a grain of salt, but there’s absolutely nothing here which it isn’t in the realms of possibility. What do you guys think?