Tag: Dualsense

  • News FIFA 22 Will Make Goals Feel Better Than Ever on PS5

    Haptic feedback being enhanced

    EA Sports is ramping up support for PlayStation 5’s innovative DualSense controller in FIFA 22, building on the concepts it introduced with the series’ inaugural next-gen outing last year. This time it’ll be leveraging haptic feedback to mimic the sensation of the ball hitting the net when you score a goal,...

  • News Deathloop Is All About the PS5 DualSense Controller in New Trailer

    Magic touch

    Bethesda saw you all asking for another Deathloop trailer, and it has now delivered with footage focusing on how the PlayStation 5 console exclusive will take advantage of the DualSense controller. We've known how it will utilise the pad for quite some time now, but the trailer above shows those features in action and then touches on the...

  • News Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer Promotes PS5 Controllers

    Peter Parker learns marketing

    Boy did Sony make Marvel fans wait for the Spider-Man: No Way Home teaser trailer. Excitement has been at an all-time high these past few days following a supposed leak, but now the superhero fandom has been satisfied with a first look at what happens when the web-slingers true identity is revealed. Naturally, Peter...

  • News The Medium Details PS5 DualSense Features Ahead of Launch

    Full shebang

    We're closing in on The Medium hitting PlayStation 5 next month, so now it is time for Bloober Team to share how the port will take advantage of Sony's new tech. The DualSense controller more specifically. This old-school, fixed camera angle horror title utilises some fairly unique mechanics, and it's these that will put the PS5 pad to...

  • News PS5 Will Use the DualSense to Optimise 3D Audio Through TV Speakers

    Sounds good

    This is blowing our mind a little bit: PlayStation 5’s next firmware update will add 3D audio for bog-standard television speakers, as previously promised. Naturally, the results won’t be as effective as with a quality pair of headphones, but Sony will optimise the experience by detecting the acoustics of your room using the...

  • News Xbox Boss Is a Big Fan of Sony's PS5 Controller

    It's a bloody good pad, to be fair

    Not for the first time, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has complimented Sony’s work on the PlayStation 5’s controller. The DualSense, with its combination of haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, is transformative when implemented correctly – and it’s something Microsoft has been paying attention to. In fact,...

  • News PS5 Is Probably Telling You to Charge Your Controller Way Too Early

    Life left

    We’ve noticed that we’ve been able to squeeze four or five hours of gameplay out of a DualSense with supposedly “low” battery, and it seems we’re not alone. Reddit users have been experimenting, and have noted that on a full charge, the PlayStation 5 will tell you to plug in your controller at around the six hour mark – despite...

  • News PC Games Now Utilise PS5 DualSense Controller Features

    Metro Exodus gets DualSense support

    It has been discovered the recently released Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition on PC natively supports the many features of the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller after downloading the latest hotfix. Discovered by ResetEra user dex3108, the poster shared how developer 4A Games has utilised the pad's Adaptive Triggers...

  • Talking Point Should Sony Have Its Own Controller Design Lab?

    More colours, more customisation

    PlayStation controllers are all the rage nowadays. PS5 pads are selling well, PS4 controllers were some of the previous generation's best-selling accessories, and last week's announcement that more colours are on the way for the current-gen gizmo went down a treat. While there's no way of tracking pre-order numbers,...

  • Guide All DualSense PS5 Controller Colours

    Every DualSense PS5 controller design

    What are all the DualSense PS5 controller colours? As with all previous PlayStation consoles, the PS5's official controller comes in a variety of different colour schemes. Sony usually spreads these out over the course of a generation, but we end up with a wide variety of choice in colours. If you're not a big...

  • News Scarlet Nexus, Life Is Strange: True Colors Reveal PS5 Controller Features

    Full support for DualSense, of course

    Sony’s promoting the PlayStation 5 controller hard today. Along with the announcement that two new colours will be joining the platform’s product portfolio, the firm has also invited a half-dozen developers onto the PS Blog in order to talk about how they’re leveraging the hardware. Much of this we already...

  • News Dreamy PS5 Controller Colours Cosmic Red, Midnight Black Announced

    Guardians of the galaxy

    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

  • News Alternative PS5 Controller Colours Apparently En Route

    Spanish site claims to have scoop

    Sony was destined to flood retail with alternative DualSense controller colours at some point, the question has always been: when? Forgive the shaky source, but Spanish website Area Jugones – renowned, apparently, for PS Plus leaks in the past – has heard that brand new PS5 pads are en route. According to the...

  • News iOS 14.5 Software Update Adds PS5 Controller Support

    Feel the difference

    The new Apple iOS 14.5 system software has released, and it includes official DualSense support, meaning you’ll be able to pair your PlayStation 5 pad with your iPhone or iPad and use it to play games. This is particularly useful if you use Sony’s Remote Play app at all, which allows you to stream PS5 and PS4 games direct to...

  • News PS5 Controller's Haptic Feedback Improved in PS4 Games

    Now simulates DualShock 4's rumble motors

    This week’s PlayStation 5 firmware update was also accompanied by new system software for the DualSense controller itself, but what does it actually do? Well, after some fairly strenuous testing over the past 48 hours, we can conclude that it’s changed the way haptic feedback is utilised in backwards...

  • News There's a New Software Update for PS5's DualSense Controllers, Too

    Take back control

    The PlayStation 5 just received a big firmware update today, adding in a batch of new features and improvements to the experience. After installing the update, you'll be prompted about updating your DualSense controller as well. There's no information on what the software updates for DualSense controllers do exactly, but as...

  • News This Is Why PS5 Controllers Drift

    And why it's so hard to fix

    The discussion of controller drift is not a new one, as this issue has occurred since the advent of analogue sticks decades ago. However, the subject has attracted increased media scrutiny in recent years due to the Nintendo Switch, and now it’s Sony’s new DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5 that’s underfire...

  • News PS5 DualSense Drifting Triggers Class Action Lawsuit

    Claims controller is defective

    Last week, there was a huge Kotaku report on DualSense drift, which occurs when a pad detects movement on an analogue stick that’s not being touched. This can be hugely problematic in titles that require precise movements, like racing games or first-person shooters, and has been a massive issue with Nintendo Switch...

  • Poll Have You Been Experiencing Drift on Your DualSense PS5 Controller?

    Losing control

    While we're huge fans of PlayStation 5's DualSense controller, no hardware is completely free of faults. For all its fancy features, like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, it's a highly technical bit of kit, and so there are bound to be one or two issues that crop up. There hasn't been anything too widespread as far as we're...

  • News iOS 14.5 Update Will Include Support for DualSense PS5 Controllers

    Make the call

    If you enjoy a spot of gaming on your iPhone or iPad, you want to be using the best controller, right? At the moment, you can connect up a DualShock 4 to your iOS device so you can use Remote Play or engage with your favourite mobile games with a comfortable pad. But what about DualSense, the PlayStation 5's excellent controller? At...

  • Soapbox PS5's Pad Has Made All Other Controllers Feel Ancient

    Haptic feedback

    At the time of writing this, I’m playing Cyberpunk 2077, and besides all its other issues – and there are lots of them – one thing that’s bothering me is its lack of DualSense support. Obviously this is a PlayStation 4 game so I never expected it to take advantage of the PlayStation 5 pad, but here me out here: it’s hard to...

  • News Sony Releases Official PS5 Controller Driver for Linux

    Merry Christmas

    Here’s a story that’s destined to delight Linux fans – and dismay Windows users. Sony has published an official DualSense driver for Linux, allowing the PlayStation 5 pad to be used in both USB and Bluetooth mode with the operating system. It includes the full array of functionality, including rumble, touchpad, the lightbar,...

  • Guide PS5 Controller Not Charging in Rest Mode - How to Fix DualSense PS5 Controller Charging Issue

    Why isn't your PS5 controller charging properly?

    Why is your DualSense PS5 controller not charging in rest mode? How can you keep your PS5 controller charged? In some cases, your PlayStation 5 might not be charging up your DualSense controller properly in rest mode. As part of our PS5 guide, we'll go over what's happening in these instances, and...

  • Hands On Best Uses of PS5 DualSense Controller So Far

    More than a feeling

    As we’ve already iterated as part of our PS5 review, the new DualSense controller is a bit of a revelation in terms of gameplay feedback. The pad allows you to feel PlayStation 5 games in a way that you never could with past DualShock devices, providing force feedback in the triggers and ridiculously realistic rumble sensations...

  • Random This PS5 Tweet Just Ruined the DualSense Controller

    Back to the PS4 pad then

    Now that the rest of the Push Square crew has finally gotten some hands on time with the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller, we can all very confidently say that it's a genuine game-changer. The haptic feedback and adaptive triggers are two outstanding features that we hope more PS5 games adopt in the future. However, it's...

  • News You Can Mute All PS5 Audio with the DualSense's Microphone Button

    Just hold it down

    The new PlayStation 5 discoveries keep cranking up – even a week after the system’s American launch. Did you know, for example, that the DualSense’s mute button can also be used to quickly and conveniently turn off all of the system’s sound? You may want to do this if someone’s trying to speak to you, or if you need to...

  • Guide PS5 DualSense Create Button: What Does It Do?

    What does the Create button do on PS5?

    The PS5 controller, named DualSense, has a brand new button called Create. Situated on the left side of the touch pad, Create is an evolution of the PS4 controller's Share button. So, what exactly can this new button do? As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to tell you everything we know about the Create butto

  • Guide PS5 Controller: DualSense Features, Price, and Battery Life

    Everything we know about PlayStation 5's DualSense controller

    PS5's controller DualSense is one of the biggest innovations Sony is bringing to next-gen. Naturally, there are lots of questions floating around about the PS5's pad, including its features, price, and battery life. As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to tell you everything we know...

  • News All Earbuds with Microphones Now Work Fully on PS5


    If you’ve got a pair of earbuds with a microphone designed for an older Apple product, then it’s worth pointing out that you can now use them for voice chat when plugging them into a PlayStation 5 controller. When plugged into the DualShock 4, these types of earphones could previously only receive sound, but now you can use their...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Video Demonstrates PS5 Controller's Transformative Triggers


    Many of our American readers will have already played with the DualSense, so you’ll have a good idea what it’s all about. For the rest of you, though, perhaps you’re still pondering what difference the PlayStation 5’s innovative new pad makes. Leave it to a 37-second YouTube video filmed on a smartphone camera to get the point...

  • News Here's Why DualSense PS5 Controller's Face Buttons Don't Have Their Iconic Colours

    Blank slate

    Have you wondered why the PlayStation 5's DualSense controller doesn't have the usual blue, red, green, and pink colours on its face buttons? The X, Circle, Triangle, and Square buttons are synonymous with the PlayStation brand, having appeared on every one of Sony's controllers since the very beginning. As well as those famous shapes,...

  • News DualSense PS5 Controllers Will Be Available in Black and Other Colours 'In the Future'

    Just white for now

    Remember when the DualSense controller for PlayStation 5 was revealed? Everyone was so shocked to see its two-tone colour scheme after years of black DualShocks. As it turns out, the PS5 itself echoes the mostly-white design, but of course, not everyone loves the look. In fact, some would much prefer alternate colour options for...

  • News DualSense Controller Dock Looks Like a Tiny PS5

    Cute and useful

    Out of all the PlayStation 5 accessories announced thus far, the DualSense Charging Station is probably the one that gets the least amount of attention. It’s a convenient item, of course: it provides you with a way to not only display two pads, but it also keeps them powered up so you’re always ready to play. How about this for...

  • Random Someone Put the PS5's Pad Under a Microscope

    Seeing shapes

    As we reported months ago, the rear of the PlayStation 5’s pad is made up of tiny symbols inspired by the system’s iconic face buttons. Now that we have one of the controllers in our home, however, we have to admit that the detail is surprisingly small. In fact, it actually contributes to the grippy part of the controller, and it...

  • News Part of the PS5 Controller Is Very Easily Removable

    Potential for custom parts

    Here's something quite interesting that we haven't seen talked about: part of the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller can be very easily removed. It's the black piece of plastic towards the bottom of the pad that covers the two thumbsticks, the PlayStation button, and the microphone. YouTuber John Glasscock demonstrates how...

  • Hands On Astro's Playroom Is an Extraordinary Demonstration of DualSense

    Feel the difference

    The problem with these pre-release previews for next-gen technologies like the DualSense is that they can dampen some of the discovery for those who must wait until 12th November to experience it themselves. In this particular instance, though, it’s impossible to spoil the sensation because it’s difficult to even describe how...

  • News PS5 Controller Unboxing Reveals Premium Product, Doesn't Work with PS4 Yet

    A closer look

    PlayStation 5 has exploded into life today, with influencers and media in the United States receiving consoles earlier this morning. That’s been followed by an Austin Evans video, in which the tech YouTuber has unboxed a DualSense controller and done a bunch of tests with it. It’s a full 10 minute video, but to summarise he...

  • News Full Set of PS5 Accessories Spotted at Retail

    But you can't buy them yet

    Update #3: And just like that, we have the full set of PS5 accessories spotted at retail. The final missing piece of the puzzle was the PS5 Media Remote, and here it is, courtesy of Reddit: Now we wait to see the actual console at retailer warehouses around the world. Update #2: We've almost got the full set now, with...

  • News PS5 Controllers Begin to Appear in the Wild

    New way to play

    It looks as though PlayStation 5 controllers are beginning to arrive at retail warehouses around the world. Over on Twitter, one eagle-eyed fan spotted a DualSense shipment at Walmart, and promptly took a photograph of the pad’s packaging to prove it: And on

  • Gallery Ogle the PS5 Controller's Light Strip in Different Colours

    Light up

    Just like the PlayStation 4’s controller, the DualSense has an LED light behind its touchpad which can change colour depending on the context. Primarily this will be used to distinguish between different players, but we did see with the DualShock 4 how it can complement gameplay, by representing health for example. What we haven’t...

  • News PS5's Controller Features LED Lights to Denote Which Player You Are

    Attention to detail

    As is the case with the PlayStation 4 controller, the DualSense includes a coloured strip which will change colour depending on which player you are. However, the Japanese giant has also incorporated four additional LED lights below the touchpad to denote which player number you are. For example, if you’re Player 3, then...

  • News Unofficial DualSense PS5 Controller Images Show Us the Tech Inside

    A look inside the DualSense

    Are you waiting patiently for Sony to provide a teardown of the PlayStation 5? Us too, but until then, take a look at this. A South American tech company named Evzen Elite Technology has posted some interesting images of the DualSense PS5 controller on its Instagram, and they appear to give us our first look inside the...

  • News PS5's New DualSense Controller Will Cost $69.99

    More than DualShock 4

    Sony’s packed a whole heap of technology into its new DualSense controller, but the impact on your wallet won’t be too extreme. The device will retail for $69.99 when it launches alongside the next-gen console later this year, which is up $10 compared to the $59.99 price of the PlayStation 4’s existing DualShock 4...

  • News PS5's Haptic Feedback Will Add to the Immersion in Kena: Bridge of Spirits

    And the game will look better on Sony's next-gen console

    The haptic feedback that you’ll find in PlayStation 5’s controller DualSense is dramatically different to the rumble motors found in the DualShock 4. Instead of simply jolting your hands, developers can create textures using wave files; these may pan from your left hand to your right hand,...

  • News PS5 Can Generate Haptic Feedback from Sound Effects

    Feel what you hear

    Developers looking for an easy way to implement haptic feedback into their PlayStation 5 games will be able to utilise a new technology that uses the sound effects from games to generate DualSense rumble. As part of a technology-themed booklet, the platform holder explained that it aims to “reduce the burden” for some teams by...

  • News Developers Can’t Stop Hyping Up the PS5 Controller

    First-party chimes in

    The PlayStation 5 DualSense controller sounds like it's genuinely going to revolutionise the way we interact with games, and developers appear to be chomping at the bit to tell us all about it. As part of a PlayStation Blog post detailing the first worldwide advert for the PS5, various first-party studios have detailed how...

  • News PS5 Controller Has Much More Battery Capacity Than DualShock 4


    Update: It's also worth noting that the DualSense has a 4.2V cell compared to the DualShock 4's 3.7V cell, so another upgrade to suggest battery life may be longer. Original Story: More leaked photographs of the DualSense controller have been shared on social media, this time confirming that the PlayStation 5 controller

  • Feature 8 Ways PS5's Adaptive Triggers Could Improve Immersion

    A new type of tension

    Not everyone’s happy with Sony’s decision to exclude DualShock 4 support when playing PlayStation 5 games, but if there’s one advantage it’s that developers will have more incentive to utilise

  • News It Sounds Like the DualSense PS5 Controller Is Going to Get Its Own Software Updates

    Under control

    The DualSense PS5 controller has always sounded like a feature-rich bit of tech, what with its haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and create button, so it's perhaps no real surprise to learn that the pad will receive its own software updates. Spotted on the controller's official product page, a line near the bottom of the article...

  • News Disabled Gamers Raise Concerns Over Decision to Scrap PS4 Pads on PS5

    Accessibility worries

    Many of us are lucky enough to not have to worry about how the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller will fit into our hands and how it will function. However, for some disabled gamers, this is a very real problem. After finding ways to fully take advantage of the current PlayStation 4 pad, despite their cognitive issues, the...