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The PlayStation 5 Controller Has Been Revealed

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We have gotten our first look at the PlayStation 5's new controller. 

On the PlayStation Blog, Sony gave us our first look at the PlayStation 5's controller, dubbed the DualSense. According to the company, the DualSense will feature haptic feedback, which should add a variety of powerful sensations that gamers will feel while playing. The controller will also feature adaptive triggers, allowing players to feel the tension in some actions. The example given was the drawing of a bow to shoot an arrow. 

In the blog post, it was revealed that the Share button seen on the DualShock 4 has been removed. Instead, the DualSense will feature a "Create" button that will give players new ways to create gameplay content to share. It was stated that more information on the Create feature will come in the future. 

The DualSense will also feature a built-in microphone, which will allow players to chat with their friends without having to pull out a headset. If players want to use a headset, there will be the option to do so. 

The DualSense will come with a two-toned design, moving away from Sony's tradition of using one base color on their controllers. The position of the light bar has been moved. It will no longer sit on the upper back of the controller, but will now sit on the sides of the touch pad. 

"DualSense marks a radical departure from our previous controller offerings and captures just how strongly we feel about making a generational leap with PS5," stated President and CEO of Sony interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan. "The new controller, along with the many innovative features in PS5, will be transformative for games - continuing our mission at PlayStation to push the boundaries of play, now and in the future." 

Ryan did state that Sony is planning a Holiday 2020 release date for the PlayStation 5. He also stated that the company will reveal more information about the console in the coming months. 

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