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24 Oct 2020

PS5 DualSense Unboxing: What did we learn?

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Dpad is 'one single piece'

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Buttons have a different feel

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It's quite a bit bigger!

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It's grey?

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Appears to work with PC

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Appears to work as a wireless controller with mobile

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What we don't know...yet

The PS5 is coming in hot, and we're only weeks away from release, but one of the most anticipated accessories of the next-gen powerhouse is the all-new DualSense controller.

While you may know what it looks like, one YouTuber - Austin Evans uploaded an unboxing that somehow has made us even more excited to get our first hands-on with it.

Here's what we learnt!

Dpad is 'one single piece'

Evans notes that when you press down on the D-pad, the entire d-pad moves as one single piece.

Now whether that's a good thing or a bad thing, we wouldn't be able to comment, however, the difference it makes to gaming we're sure won't be enormous.

Buttons have a different feel

Similarly the buttons on the controller appear to have a 'different feel', with Evan's specifically noting that the triggers are very 'satisfying'.

Sony ps5 controller dualsense wireless side view

This bodes very well indeed for some of the exciting developments in haptic feedback we're all looking forward to experiencing come Novemeber.

It's quite a bit bigger!

Compared to the DualShock 4, the DualSense appears to be substantially bigger, and actually closer to an Xbox controller.

It's grey?

One feature that stood out to Evans at the start of the video was that the controller appeared to be more grey than white.

We won't know for sure until we see the DualSense in all its glory ourselves!

Appears to work with PC

Evans tries the controller out with his laptop, and it does seem to register as a controller right from out of the box.

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We still don't know officially to what extent, but perhaps with the right calibration it could be used?

Appears to work as a wireless controller with mobile

He paired the DualSense Controller with his Google Pixel, and claimed that it '100% works'.

He goes on to actually play some Xbox games via X-Cloud, with the DualSense! However, features such as haptic feedback didn't work.

What we don't know...yet

We still haven't seen, or felt, what the haptic feedback is like with the controller with game types we're familiar with.

While we did a get a demo sometime back, we're interested to see how games like Horizon Zero Dawn 2 use the triggers to simulate firing a bow and arrow.

Similarly, we can't wait to feel the difference between various weapons in First-person shooter too!