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17 Jul 2020

*UPDATED* Is this the best PS5 DualSense controller preview so far? Hands-on showcases haptics, Exclusive Game, and more

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Hand-on with the DualSense Controller

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PS5 DualSense Controller hands-on announcement

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Could we find out more about the PS5 size?

A recent tweet has just got PS5 fans even more excited about what to expect from the DualSense controller, with a hands-on preview that we'd argue is the best so far.

Hand-on with the DualSense Controller

The video by Geoff Keighley goes into a deep dive of just what the PS5 DualSense controller can do.

There is a built-in game called Astro's Playroom, which is seemingly designed to showcase this impressive controller.

Let's get started.

DualSense Speaker

After jumping into one of the maps, he takes the character through a sand-storm. This prompts some crisp and clean sounds to come out of the controller, mimicking the sand particles flying past the character.

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MINI GAME: This fun built in-game showcases some of the controller's functionality (Image Credit thegameawards)

There's another moment which shows him walking through an ice storm, with similar effects. But even the character's footsteps come through the controller's speaker.

On the video, it's hard to pick up in complete clarity, but we'll take his word for it!

Trigger Tension

Next up our character steps into a mechanical frog suit. The game gives us a preview of how tension can be felt in the triggers!

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FOR ADDED TENSION: This mini game showcases the unique adaptive triggers (Image Credit thegameawards)

This was also shown in a few other situations - which mostly revolved around pulling and releasing.

Pretty amazing stuff, and as Geoff says, the possibilities in games on the PS5 is huge with this feature.

PS5 DualSense Controller hands-on announcement

The tweet, from Geoff Keighley, shows him picking up the DualSense controller and explaining that he'd be doing the hands-on.

Lucky guy!

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DON'T BREAK IT GEOFF! We're not jealous, we swear

The DualSense controller has only really been seen in promo material for the PS5. Much like the PS5 itself, people are keen to see it in the flesh. Which makes us think about one other thing.

Could we find out more about the PS5 size?

We know the PS5 has been revealed already, but seemingly no one has seen what it looks like in the real world.

There have been numerous discussions about how big it is, however we haven't had a concrete answer as to the dimensions just yet.

The best way to get a sense of how large the console will be is by seeing it in relation to its surroundings, with a real video.

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TO SCALE? Many people still want to see the console in the flesh, to get confirmation

We don't know just yet as to how likely it will be, but we've got our fingers crossed we'll see more of the PS5 on show than ever before.