As rumoured over the weekend, Sony has announced two dreamy new DualSense controller colours – and they look stunning. Midnight Black and Cosmic Red will join the existing white-and-black pad, with a global release date scheduled for next month. “Midnight Black features two subtly different shades of black with light grey detailing to reflect how we view space through the night sky, and Cosmic Red offers a striking black and red design inspired by the unique vivid shades of red found throughout the cosmos,” an enthusiastic Isabelle Tomatis explained on the PS Blog.
Pre-orders are already open in the United States on PS Direct, with an 11th June release date attached. The release date in the UK is 18th June. According to the manufacturer, the date will alter slightly depending upon region and retailer, but you should expect to be able to grab one of these next month wherever you are.
Here are some more pictures from various angles:
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The platform holder’s really making a big deal out of these new colours – it probably knows how much money they will make – and invited the designers Leo Cardoso and Satoshi Aoyagi to elaborate a little more. “We wanted the new controller colours to complement each other, as well as the original DualSense wireless controller and PS5 console, so we designed the colours around the theme of ‘galaxy’ as it felt like a natural progression from the original PS5 and accessories designs,” Cardoso said.
Aoyagi added: “Both Midnight Black and Cosmic Red feature a subtle blue hue, that produces unique shades of red and black. A blue hue is also present in the original DualSense wireless controller colours, so all three colours complement each other nicely. The controller’s button colours and detailing has been tailored to complement the new colours as well.”
Of course, these pads will include all of the same features as the original DualSense, including haptic feedback and adaptive triggers – it goes without saying, but we figured we’d clarify. Which are you buying?