The DualSense 5, Sony’s new wi-fi controller for the PlayStation 5, will set you again $69.99, Sony announced Wednesday. That’s $10 greater than Sony’s earlier gamepad, the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4.
Sony additionally gave details for pricing on the opposite PS5 peripherals that will probably be out there at launch, together with a brand new headset and media distant.
The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset will value $99.99, and will probably be absolutely appropriate with Sony’s model of positional 3D audio for the PS5. There can also be the HD Camera, with twin 1080p lenses designed for broadcasting, at $59.99. The PS5 Media Remote, which permits customers to navigate streaming providers and media playback on the next-generation console, will value $29.99. Finally, there’s the DualSense Charging Station for $29.99. It will permit customers to cost two DualSense controllers at a time, aligned front-to-back on a flat floor.
The DualSense controller differs from the DualShock Four in quite a few methods. It’s motion-sensing, after all, but it surely’s additionally acquired haptic suggestions. The DualSense will be capable of present pressure suggestions to the person triggers themselves. Imagine drawing a bow and feeling the strain within the line, or making use of the fuel and brakes in a racing recreation and feeling the terrain beneath your car.
The PS5 controller may also include a built-in microphone array and a brand new Create button, which replaces the Share button on the DualShock 4.
This time round, all eyes will probably be on the standard of the controllers. The DualShock Four was liable to defect at launch, with rubber thumbstick covers that wore out prematurely. The nonreplaceable lithium-ion batteries additionally wore out rapidly, lowering their effectiveness after a number of years. These shortcoming gave rise to a cottage business of aftermarket mods, together with metallic thumbsticks and extra highly effective batteries.
Note that the controllers that you just used in your PlayStation Four gained’t be absolutely appropriate with the PS5. In August, Sony announced that whilst you’ll be capable of play current-generation titles with a DualShock 4, you’ll want a DualSense so as to play native PS5 video games. The similar guidelines don’t apply to formally licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks, nevertheless — all the present fashions ought to work fantastic.
The PlayStation 5 will launch Nov. 12 with two variations, one with an optical drive ($499.99) and one with out ($399.99). Called the PS5 Digital Edition, it’s the primary console in Sony historical past to launch with no disc drive.