Sony has revealed the DualSense Edge — an official PS5 Pro controller that's highly customisable. As you'd expect of a Pro pad, you can tune the device to suit your needs. Inputs can be reconfigured, deactivated, and you can tweak things like stick dead zones. You can also save multiple control profiles and swap between them.
Indeed, this pad sounds highly customisable. The PS Blog explains that "each trigger is adjustable with options to tailor travel distance and dead zones to your preference" meaning "you can manually reduce travel distance of the triggers for faster inputs in competitive FPS games or reduce the dead zone for precise throttle control in racing games". As mentioned above, you'll be able to toggle between all of your pre-configured settings on the fly.
In addition, a dedicated Function button will allow you to quickly alter to the settings to your tastes. This includes being able to "adjust game volume and chat balance and access the controller profile settings menu to set up and test new control iterations while in game". Pretty neat!
One thing that's worth adding is that the controller will come with three different swappable stick caps (standard, high dome, and low dome), but you'll be able to replace the entire analogue stick module as well. This means, if you do experience any analogue stick drift, you'll be able to change the entire compartment — meaning you won't need to replace the controller!
The pad will also include rear paddles, which you'll be able to assign to any button you please. Much like the analogue sticks, you'll also be able to swap out the components here, with the two configurations bundled in the box spanning half-dome and lever.
As for the controller's more physical aspects, it'll come with a carrying case and a braided USB-C cable for charging. You're probably wondering how much this thing is going to cost, but Sony isn't sharing that information yet. It says it'll have a release date "in the months ahead". Safe to assume this pad will either be launching in the holidays, or in 2023.
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