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30 Oct 2020

PS5 Controller: DualSense accessibility settings revealed

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PS5 release date

The release date of the PS5 is fast approaching, and gamers everywhere can't wait to play.

One of the big advancements coming with next-gen is the PS5's controller, aka DualSense, which is a big leap forward from the DualShock.


Now its accessibility settings have finally been detailed.

DualSense controller

The DualSense is a big departure from the DualShock, and not just in looks.

It includes some amazing features, like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

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That doesn't mean the amazing features are right for everyone though. And Sony is making gaming more accessible with its options.

PS5 controller accessibility

Sony has detailed the way they are making next-gen gaming more accessible in a SIE post.

"PS5 players will be able to reduce or disable the force of haptic feedback and adaptive triggers on the DualSense wireless controller. PS5 will also include improved audio enhancements to provide players with better spatial awareness."

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The PS5 will also offer a voice dictation feature to allow speech-to-text. Screen Reader will provide visually impaired players with options to hear on-screen text, while deaf or hard-of-hearing players can type messages that will be spoken aloud to other party members.

And these features will now support multiple languages!

PS5 release date

Sony's next-gen console has a staggered global launch.

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The USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Japan will get it on 12 November.

The rest of the world will have to wait until 19 November.

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