It is clear that the PS5 controller 'DualSense' can also be used on Android & PC

Sony has announced that it will release the next-generation game console ' PlayStation 5 (PS5) ' on Thursday, November 12, 2020, and overseas media and famous YouTubers have released reviews of the actual console. Meanwhile,

Austin Evans, who is popular as a gadget YouTuber, has also released a movie that opens the PS5 dedicated controller ' DualSense ', and it became clear that DualSense will be available on Android and PC from there. It was.

PS5 DualSense unboxing reveals Android and PC support --The Verge

You can check how Austin Evans opens Dual Sense in the following movie.

PS5 --Unboxing the DualSense Controller! --YouTube

This is the Dual Sense package.

On the back of the box, the functional features of Dual Sense such as 'haptic feedback', 'adaptive trigger', 'built-in microphone' and 'special comfort' were emphasized.

The following articles explain how DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive triggering work. In addition, Evans does not actually use DualSense connected to PS5 in this movie, so there is no detailed mention of haptic feedback or adaptive trigger usability.

'PlayStation 5 (PS5)' new controller 'DualSense' photos & new features released-GIGAZINE

'PlayStation 5' is written on the compatible hardware on the side of the package.

That's why I opened it immediately.

The right is DualSense, and the left is

DUALSHOCK 4, which is a dedicated controller for PlayStation 4 (PS4). The basic stick and key layouts haven't changed, but the long-adopted 'PlayStation controller is this' design is finally being redesigned.

Looking at DualSense alone, it looks like this. There is a PlayStation brand logo button between the two sticks ...

When I clicked on it, the slit between the cross key and the 〇 × △ □ button glowed blue.

The large area between the LED slits is a button, which is the same as the DUALSHOCK 4.

DualSense (top), Xbox Series X controller (right), and DUALSHOCK 4 (bottom) look like this.

When I connected DualSense to the

PlayStation 4 Pro (PS4 Pro) by wire, PS4 Pro recognized DualSense, but I couldn't use it as a controller. However, DualSense's built-in microphone can pick up noise. It is also possible to connect the DualSense to the PS4 Pro wirelessly, and although it was found that the PS4 Pro recognizes the DualSense as a wireless controller, it is also impossible to use it as a controller.

However, when I connected it to the

Surface Laptop Go by wire, I succeeded in recognizing DualSense as a controller.

In addition, it has been successfully connected wirelessly to the

Pixel 5 and used as a controller.

Succeeded in playing the game of Microsoft's cloud gaming service

Project xCloud with Dual Sense connected to Pixel 5 as it is.

If you look closely at the surface of the controller, you will find countless button icons of 〇 △ × □, which are synonymous with the PlayStation brand.

Furthermore, Dual Sense is disassembled.

Inside is like this.

This is the battery built into DualSense, which has a capacity of 1560mAh. The battery capacity of the DUALSHOCK 4 is 800mAh at the beginning of the release and 1000mAh at the time of writing the article, so DualSense seems to have a much better battery life than the DUALSHOCK 4.

The battery is connected like this.

The black parts on the surface of the controller can also be removed as follows.

The release date of PS5 in Japan is Thursday, November 12, 2020, and the regular model with an optical drive will start at 49,980 yen, and the digital edition without a drive will start at 39,980 yen.

in Hardware,   Video,   Game, Posted by logu_ii