Sony has announced a new controller for the PlayStation 5. This controller adds a whole new level of customization to the DualSense controller. dual sense edge. (opens in new tab) For serious gamers, this might be the controller you’ve been waiting for for years. Edge has some significant upgrades, including control profiles, fully customizable controls, replaceable joystick caps, and the return of the back button.
On the surface, the most notable change between Edge and vanilla DualSense is the new front cover above the joystick. Painted in a matte black finish and covered with a glossy finish Sony’s signature PlayStation logo, displayed in a grid. pattern. As a result, it’s the easiest way to tell if your PS5 controller is an Edge variant.
One of the controller’s most prominent features is the addition of “ultra-customizable controls.” This allows users to remap or deactivate button inputs on all control surfaces and change stick sensitivity and dead zones at will. Users can also change the travel distance of each trigger to speed up response time.
The new Control Profiles feature also allows users to save multiple Control Profiles as needed and depending on the game being played. Additionally, a dedicated His Fn button has been added to the Edge, allowing users to instantly swap control profiles in-game, adjust game volume, and perform other actions such as checking chat. increase.
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The stick cap has been upgraded to be user replaceable. Additionally, users can now choose from standard, high dome, and low dome caps according to their preferences. Sony also made it possible to duplicate the physical stick module if needed. This is useful if your stick starts failing and needs to be replaced.
Sony’s Edge controller announcement also marks the return of the back button to the PlayStation controller. Sony has started shipping the PS4 DualShock controller’s back button as an add-on accessory. However, when the PS5 launched, Sony neglected to add them to the original DualSense controller.
But now Sony has made a comeback and introduced the back button as the default item in Edge. Additionally, the back button can be equipped with a half-dome button or a lever, depending on the user’s preference.
Of course, the DualSense Edge has the same features as the original DualSense controller. You won’t lose features like haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, built-in mics, motion controls, and more. Edge is effectively an upgrade to the current DualSense controller.
Sony plans to reveal a release date and additional details “in the months ahead.” So he should know more by early 2023 at the latest. However, we suspect Sony won’t replace the current DualSense controller with the Edge. Instead, the Edge serves as an upgrade to the original variant at a higher price.